A Democratic candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race apologized this afternoon for saying the election of Donald Trump was "like a political and constitutional September 11."

Perriello, a former congressman, made the comment last week during a campaign event in Afton, Virginia.

After video surfaced on Wednesday, Perriello took to Twitter to apologize and say that he "regrets the comparison."

One of the Republicans running for Virginia governor, Ed Gillespie, blasted Perriello's "offensive" and "outrageous" remark.

Another Perriello opponent responded to the comment, as Corey Stewart (R-Prince William) labeled him "Dopey Tom".

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