05/07/2013 01:31 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Bill Richardson Says Ted Cruz 'Hispanic' Comment Was A 'Misunderstanding'

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a Democrat, clarified remarks he made over the weekend in which he said Republican Senator Ted Cruz should not be “defined” as Hispanic.

In a web video for ABC’s “This Week,” Richardson said he did not agree with Cruz’s politics and that he wasn’t a fan of the freshman Senator from Texas.

He then added, “Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic.”

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