(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - The chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party apologized on Monday for calling Senator Scott Brown an "honorary girl" because Brown is seen folding laundry in one of his campaign ads.
Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh made the comment at Monday morning's delegation breakfast in Charlotte, N.C.
Walsh said Brown "spent a couple million dollars folding towels on television to prove he's an honorary girl."
In a statement emailed to FOX 25, Walsh said, "In the excitement of getting the convention underway and getting the message out about how important it is to re-elect President Obama and elect Elizabeth Warren, I made a statement about Scott Brown that I regret. I apologize for that remark."
"I think it's a sign of desperation," Senator Brown told FOX 25.
Speaking at the Labor Day parade in Marlborough, Brown said, "It's sad that he would criticize and belittle my relationship with my wife and probably the same with many men who contribute to the family unit to try to make things work." He added, "I'm proud to be an honorary girl if it makes our family stronger and it makes us successful."
Speaking at the same parade, Warren told FOX 25 she thinks Walsh "missed the mark" with his statement. She also criticized Brown's voting record on issues like birth control and equal pay.
"I think what matters here is Scott Brown not voting with women," she said. "We don't need those kinds of comments, but the real key is Scott Brown is not voting with women. Scott Brown is voting against the interests of women."
Angela Davis chairs the "Women for Brown Coalition," and is calling on Warren to apologize for her own remarks. On Sunday, Warren was quoted in The Boston Globe as saying "you probably won't see me folding laundry."
Davis said it seems Warren and her spokesman can't decide if they're too good to fold laundry. She wants Warren to apologize for any suggestion that it's a "girl's job."