Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry issued an apology for a comment he made Tuesday after arriving late to a congressional committee hearing regarding General Motors use of faulty ignition switches.
Terry’s flight was cancelled and he stated it was “probably an ignition switch”.
Terry says part of his nature is to use humor and realized the comment was inappropriate after he said it. He says it was unfortunate he said that but points out lawmakers live in glass houses and everything they say and do is highlighted. He says now he has to deal with the fallout.
GM is under fire after 13 people were killed due to those faulty ignition switches. The vehicles with those switches were not recalled for many years and the company is accused of trying to cover it up.