Republican Senate candidate John James issued an apology Tuesday after his opponents noted a swastika in one of his campaign ads, according to The Hill.
> The Nazi symbol was pinned to a bulletin board in a school hallway featured in the ad.
> “I need to fess up and admit this was a terrible error on our part,” James said at a press conference Tuesday, according to The Daily Beast.
> “We should have caught this error, and we didn’t, and there’s no excuse. I’m responsible for everything that our team does and fails to do, and I will do everything in my power to make sure this never, ever happens again.”
The Michigan candidate said stock footage was used in the campaign ad, which reportedly has been phased out and replaced with a different video.
> “As I said before, I love everyone and I denounce hatred and bigotry, It's my responsibility to stand and denounce hatred and bigotry and take responsibility for that error and omission,” James said.
James also implied his opponent, Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, took a low shot in pointing out the Nazi emblem.
> “This is also an indication of how low people are willing to go,” he said.