When Sen. Trent Lott was criticized for remarks made during a birthday party for Sen. Strom Thurmond, Lott apologized multiple times in person and on TV, yet media reports at that time stated that,

“Sen. John KerryJohn KerryJohn Kerry channels Yoda in tweetstorm John Kerry goes on tweetstorm as Senate eyes Iran legislation John Kerry's advice to Harvard grads: Learn Russian MORE of Massachusetts said he was also not swayed by Lott's latest apology.

Interestingly, Kerry has defended his comments, saying someone is “crazy