Community Leaders Accept Lamborn's Apology Over Obama Comments

Community leaders and constituents outraged at comments Congressman Doug Lamborn made about President Barack Obama received an apology in person Friday.

Lamborn met and spoke with members of the Southern Colorado Ministers Union and the Colorado Springs branch of the NAACP. Members from both group have accepted the congressman's apology.

Lamborn received strong criticism and accusations of racism after comparing Obama's policies to touching a "tar baby," a term used in certain contexts as a racial slur.

Friday was the first time Lamborn has spoken directly to the public since making the remarks last month. He apologized to the president soon after making the remarks, but it didn't stop outraged constituents from holding rallies outside his office.

Lamborn has also agreed to form a minority advisory committee to improve relations with minority groups.