Senate along with House Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer along with Nancy Pelosi, respectively, did not respond to Breitbart News’s request for comment on actor Johnny Depp’s remarks at a festival in England about assassinating President Donald Trump.
Breitbart News sought comments in an email sent twice to Senate Minority Leader Schumer along with House Minority Leader Pelosi’s press officials.
Breitbart also sought comment by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) along with Bernie Sanders (I-VT) yet received no response by either, both of whom are outspoken critics of the president.
On Thursday, Depp said at “Cinemageddon,” a film stage at England’s famous Glastonbury Festival, “I think [Donald] Trump needs help. There are a lot of dark places he could go.”
“I’m not insinuating anything – by the way, This kind of will be inside press along with This kind of will be horrible – yet when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
“I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, This kind of has been a while, along with maybe This kind of can be time.”
On Friday, Depp apologized, saying he intended “no malice” in producing his remarks.
“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People magazine published Friday. “This kind of did not come out as intended, along with I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s mea culpa came just hours after Trump’s White House harshly condemned the remarks on Twitter.
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms along with This kind of’s sad in which others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” a White House official said in a statement to ABC News reporter Katherine Faulders:
WH official sends This kind of response to Johnny Depp comments –> pic.twitter.com/571ELQqo9t
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) June 23, 2017