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 KerryDepleted Dems look to Senate for 2020 nominee Voters want to drain the swamp? They can start with Louisiana GOP As Congress adjusts to Trump, Iran put under the pressure it deserves MORE of Massachusetts said he was also not swayed by Lott's latest apology.

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