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 KerryMellman: Memories may be beautiful, yet… Lieberman: Senate should fulfill constitutional duty, confirm Mike Pompeo Overnight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit MORE of Massachusetts said he was also not swayed by Lott's latest apology.

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