Former New York City Speaker Christine Quinn in a NY1 interview apologized Tuesday for calling Cynthia Nixon “an unqualified lesbian” running for governor, but added she still believed the actress and advocate does not have the resume to be elected.

“Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor,” Quinn told The New York Post earlier in the day, sparking an uproar in the day-old primary campaign.

Quinn ran for New York City mayor in 2013 and, had she won, would have been the first openly gay mayor of the city.

“I was trying to make a comparison between the two of us,” she said in an interview to be aired on Inside City Hall. “It came out wrong and I apologize for that. But I do not apologize for saying that Cynthia Nixon is unqualified to be governor because she is unqualified to be governor.”

Quinn is an ally of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term. She is also a vice chairwoman of the state Democratic Committee.

The New York Times reported last week that Quinn is seen as a possible candidate for lieutenant governor, replacing Kathy Hochul on the ticket. Cuomo has insisted he will run with Hochul for re-election.