Following a heated moment in the debate between Carmona and Republican challenger Jeff Flake, moderator Brahm Resnik joked, “Now I know how Candy Crowley feels” — a reference to Crowley’s moderating the second presidential debate.
“You’re prettier than her,” Carmona told him.
Resnick replied, “I’m not sure how to take that.”
On Friday, Carmona apologized for the comment.
“I tried to tell a joke to lighten the mood in a debate,” he said in a statement. “I shouldn’t have, and I’m sorry.”
Resnick told Talking Points Memo, “Our newsroom policy is not to comment.”
Video of Carmona’s remark, below:
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