US Sen. Cramer apologizes for offensive term about Pelosi

North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer says he's sorry for a late-night tweet in which he used an offensive term to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer apologized Wednesday for a late-night tweet in which he used an offensive term to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The tweet read: “She's retarded."

Cramer said in an interview that he meant to type, “She's ridiculous,” and didn't notice what he actually tweeted until a few minutes later when he went to make another tweet.

“It’s a word I just don't apply to people. I can be pretty tough in my rhetoric, but that’s not a word I apply to people for really good obvious reasons.”

He added: “I'm really sorry it happened.”

Congressional negotiators finally struck a deal early Wednesday on a $2 trillion package after days of intense negotiations.