Jim Sensenbrenner calls Michelle Obama's posterior 'large'

A long-time congressman is in hot water after calling First Lady Michelle Obama's posterior large.

And today he apologized.

Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner was overheard on his cellphone at Reagan National Airport talking about what he told a woman at a church auction several weeks ago, Fishbowl D.C. reported.

Sensenbrenner reportedly said, "[Michelle Obama] lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself."

Today the Congressman said in a statement: "I regret my inappropriate comment and I have sent a personal note to the First Lady apologizing."

Many say the congressman's comments went too far.

"I think it's sexist honestly," said Arlington resident Joyce Clarke.

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"I don't think you should be judging her because of her natural shape," said another.

Some pointed out that Sensenbrenner isn't exactly skinny.

"If you're going to be commenting about someone's looks, saying they might be a little overweight, then I think you may want to look in the mirror," said Herndon resident Joe Porter.

But others say the First Lady can be hypocritical. She has been criticized for pushing exercise and healthy eating and then getting photographed eating very unhealthy foods.

Still, even Republicans at Newt Gingrich's event Wednesday night said there are better things the congressman could be talking about.

"I think he's got a right to say what he thinks, but there are better things he could talk about," one said.