In a statement released through his consulting firm, Democratic consultant Michael Meehan acknowledges some fault for what happened to Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack after a event for Martha Coakley in Washington.

But he says he did not intend to harm McCormack.

Here is Meehan's full statement:

“Last evening I was a little too aggressive in trying to help the Attorney General get to her car and catch a flight.

“I clearly did not intend to cause John McCormack to trip and fall over that low fence. As the video shows and he confirms in his blog, I stopped to help him up and make sure he was OK.

“I talked with Mr. McCormack this afternoon and apologized for my part.”