By Bernie Becker - 01/06/14 08:38 AM EST
Mitt Romney on Sunday accepted an MSNBC host’s apology for joking about his adopted black grandson, saying he has made “plenty of mistakes myself.”
“People like me are fair targets. If you get in the political game, you can expect incoming. But children, that’s beyond the line. And I think they understand that,” Romney said.
“I think it’s a heartfelt apology. And for that reason, we hold no ill will whatsoever.”
In a show late last year, Harris-Perry showed a picture of Romney’s Christmas card, which showed his roughly 20 grandchildren – including Kieran, an African-American baby adopted by one of Romney’s sons. Guests on the show then joked about the GOP’s “token” attempts at diversity.