So when did Hagel say he misspoke?


Last month, in one of the first pushbacks against the Chuck Hagel pushback, Dana Milbank in the Washington Post said that Hagel acknowledged "misspeaking" when he used the term "Jewish lobby." He didn’t say where or when, though.

This keeps coming up, in a New York Times story on Sunday (last paragraph) and yesterday in the Washington Monthly.

Thing is, I can’t find it.

The Times story suggests the apology was private — which begs the question of why, considering his apology for a gay slur he made in 1998 was the reverse (he made the apology public without first bothering to contact the target.)

Additionally, I have it on good information that there has been no such outreach to the usual suspects.

Can anyone enlighten me on this one?

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