"I thought of him only as an American"
Regarding my recent remark on Squawk Box regarding Senator Ted Cruz, I first want to deeply and sincerely apologize if my remarks were insensitive.
Second, I want to explain that it was not intended to be offensive in any way.
I thought of him only as an American senator from Texas, and in an attempt, on the fly, to choose music representing that state, I chose Mexican music.
Yesterday, TruthRevolt broke the story that Liesman, who is CNBC's senior economics reporter, while blaming Sen. Cruz for the recent jobs numbers, asked for some "Mexican music" to be played.
With the help of our readers, as well as massive attention brought to the story by Drudge Report, the story gained national traction.