Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, apologized Friday for remarks he made about suicide during a Tuesday appearance at Wasilla High School that offended some students and faculty who were present.
During a speech at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, the longtime congressman said he'd lost a relative to suicide.
"Because I have been touched by this issue, it's very personal to me. ... It may have caused me to mangle some of my statements and comments that's caused this uproar," Young said, according to CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA.