Melissa Harris-Perry has since apologized for the segment, in which she and a panel used the Romney child to make fun of the lack of diversity in the Republican Party.
Today on Fox News Sunday, Romney told Chris Wallace, “We love this little guy a great deal. He was an answer to prayer. And we love that he’s part of our family.”
Romney accepted Harris-Perry’s apology, saying, “The folks at MSNBC made a big mistake and they’ve apologized for it, and that’s all you can ask for. I’m going to move on from that; I’m sure they want to move on from it. Look, I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself and they’ve apologized for this and I think we can go on from there.”
The former presidential candidate added that children should be off limits from political attacks. “If you get in the political game, you can expect incoming. But children – that’s beyond the line. And I think they understand that and feel that as well. I think it’s a heartfelt apology and I think for that reason, we hold no ill will whatsoever.”
Romney addressed the problems with ObamaCare and the security risks ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Check it out in the clip above. Plus, watch Fox News Sunday today at 2/6p ET on Fox News Channel or check your local listings.