One of Gwinnett's congressmen apologized on the House floor last week for a gaffe during an earlier set of comments.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat whose district includes portions of Norcross and Duluth, used a questionable term while condemning a new Michigan right-to-work law.
The next day he apologized for using "the m-word" to describe little people.
"The Congressman realized the next morning that he used what some people feel is a prejudicial term, and he was determined to apologize and set the record straight. He used it as a teachable moment," Johnson's spokesman Andy Phelan said.
Johnson made headlines in 2010 for another gaffe, when he questioned if a U.S. military installation on Guam would cause the island to capsize.
Senator sends condolences
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson sent out condolences Friday to the town devastated by the tragic shooting at an elementary school, which killed more than a dozen children.
"I am terribly saddened to learn of the shootings today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the victims and the families affected by this horrendous tragedy," Isakson said in a statement.
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