The TODAY Show reported Friday that former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, in an interview in the National Journal , seemed to question the sexuality of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
It says the Democrat, who is thinking of running for president, managed to offend his own party, Republicans, Gays and Southerners.
Among the quotes attributed to him by writer Marin Cogan : "...men in the South, they are a little effeminate."
On Eric Cantor: "If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say—and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right—but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he's not, I think, so I don't know. Again, I couldn't care less. I'm accepting."
He also made an unflattering remark about Senator Dianne Feinstein.
After the interview was published he issued the following apology on his Facebook page:
"I recently made a number of stupid and insensitive remarks to a reporter from the National Journal. I am deeply sorry and sincerely apologize for my carelessness and disregard."