Fox News commentator Chris Wallace has apologized for asking GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann if she's a "flake."
Wallace admitted he "messed up" with his line of questioning during his "Fox News Sunday" interview with Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman who's become a front runner in the Republican presidential race.
"And since in the end it's really all about the answers and not about the questions, I messed up," he said. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean any disrespect."
Wallace said on the Sunday show that Bachmann had a reputation for making questionable statements, like calling fellow lawmakers anti-American. He then asked her, "Are you a flake?"
"Well, I think that would be insulting to say something like that," Bachmann responded, adding that she's a "serious person."
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"Fox News Sunday" viewers complained on Facebook that Wallace was rude to Bachmann. Fellow Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren and others also hinted that his comments were sexist.
When interviewed following Wallace's apology, Bachmann dismissed his comments and said she's ready to move on.
"I think that it's insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious," Bachmann told ABC when asked whether she accepted the apology.
"Those are the small issues. I'm focused on the big ones," she added.