Rick Perry Walks Back His 'No Heart' Comment on In-State Tuition for Illegals

"It was inappropriate"


Rick Perry's campaign has insisted it has no plans to course-correct or do anything other than slam Mitt Romney harder, but the Texas governor is walking back his "don't have a heart" criticism - one that struck conservatives as a tad liberal - on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.

He apparently did the walkback in an interview with the conservative website NewsMax.com:

“I was probably a bit over-passionate by using that word and it was inappropriate,” Perry admitted. “In Texas in 2001 we had 181 members of the legislature – only four voted against this piece of legislation – because it wasn’t about immigration it was about education.”
Here is the video of Perry saying it was inappropriate from a interview he did with newsmax. New video: