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Bob Beckel Is #SorryNotSorry For His Controversial China Comments

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Bob Beckel addressed the firestorm surrounding his recent use of the term "Chinamen" on Monday's episode of "The Five," apologizing for using the term but refusing to say he was sorry for anything else he said about China.

Beckel used the derogatory name during an on-air rant about China on Thursday. He called the Chinese "the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S." and said, "As usual, we bring them over here and we teach a bunch of Chinamen -- er, Chinese people -- how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us."

"I made some comments last week about Chinese people which apparently upset some people, for which I apologize," he began on Monday. "However I do not apologize for things I've said about China and won't go into the litany of it now, because there's too many China apologists in this country."

"I will continue to warn the American people about how dangerous China is to the U.S. security and to our business community but to those who are offended, I apologize," he added. "But I will not apologize to the Chinese government, or for their habits, or for their murders."

Congressman Mike Honda and California congressional candidate Ted Lieu are among those calling for Beckel to resign since he made his original comments last week.

It is far from the first time that Beckel has gotten into trouble for making incendiary comments.