U.S. Sen. John Kerry, who picked John Edwards to be his running mate in Kerry's 2004 presidential bid, said he is "disappointed" by the scandal that ended Edwards political career.
Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry, were speaking to CNN host Larry King for an interview scheduled to air Wednesday. King asked for Kerry's take on Edwards' extra-marital affair and subsequent cover-up.
"Honestly, it's a tragedy," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview that will air on CNN's Larry King Live.
Kerry said he was shocked "and obviously disappointed."
"I think everybody just feels awful about it," Kerry continued, "in
terms of their family, their relationship that everybody saw publicly,
the promise, the hope, you know, obviously a capable career."
In the interview, Kerry also said that he has spoken to John
Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, a number of times including very recently.
But, Kerry said he has not spoken to his former running mate.
"I have not. I have called their home, but I didn't know who would
answer. I certainly was ready and willing and hoping to say a word [to
John Edwards]," he said.