In what might have been one of the worst handlings of a self-made PR crisis in the history of politics, after nearly two years of denial John Edwards has finally admitted he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s daughter Quinn. A campaign aide, Andrew Young, who initially took the rap for Edwards has written a book called “The Politician” set for release in February. Edwards’ full statement after the jump.
I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.
It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future.
To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.
John R. Edwards