04/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Steele Tries To Soothe RNC Nerves

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele reassured his members Friday that he is up to the job, following a week in which his leadership was questioned over remarks he made about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Steele kicked off the hour-plus-long conference call with an apology to committee members for unartful remarks, which he said gave rival Democrats an opening to challenge the party's leadership. Steele promised to be more careful in the future.

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