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 KerryShould President Trump, like President Obama, forsake human rights in pursuit of the deal with a tyrant? GOP Senate report says Obama officials gave Iran access to US financial system Democrats conflicted over how hard to hit Trump on Iran MORE of Massachusetts said he was also not swayed by Lott's latest apology.

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