Actress Jenna Fischer has apologized for recently tweeting out incorrect information about the GOP’s bill for overhauling the tax code.
“I made a mistake and I want to correct it,” she said in a statement Wednesday after multiple Twitter users criticized her post last Saturday.
“After reading your feedback and doing additional research I discovered that I tweeted something that was not accurate,” Fischer continued.
“I feel genuinely bad about getting my facts wrong and I’m sorry. I did not mean to spread misinformation. I was well-intentioned, but I was behind on my research.”
Fischer, who played Pam Beesly on NBC’s beloved television comedy “The Office,” also explained why she had deleted the misleading post.
“Listen, I love a good dialogue,” she said. “In fact, what I treasure most about our democracy is the dialogue we share with each other, through conversations, social media and the the press.”
“But part of having a dialogue involves listening and learning and admitting when you’re wrong,” Fischer added. “Tweet deleted.”
“I’m not ashamed to say I was wrong and I’m not ashamed to correct it. I was taught that taking responsibility is the right thing to do. (Thanks Mom and Dad!) Please accept my apology.”
Fischer last Saturday tweeted about the GOP’s sweeping tax reform bill signed into law the day before, referencing outdated portions of the controversial proposal.
“I can’t stop thinking about how school teachers can no longer deduct the cost of their classroom supplies on their taxes…something they shouldn’t have to pay for with their own money in the first place,” she wrote.
“I mean, imagine if nurses had to go buy their own syringes,” Fischer added alongside the hashtag #ugh.
The Hill on Wednesday reported that the original House version of the GOP’s tax plan eliminated a deduction for teachers.
The final version of the bill, however, restored the measure, which lets teachers deduct classroom spending up to $250 from their taxes.
President Trump signed the broad changes into law last Friday, marking the first major legislative victory for him and Republicans of his administration.