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 Forbes KerryOvernight Cybersecurity: Tillerson proposes new cyber bureau at State | Senate bill would clarify cross-border data rules | Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up breach GOP probes put new focus on State Will FISA secrecy doom democracy? MORE of Massachusetts said he was also not swayed by Lott's latest apology.

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