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Sen. Mark Kirk Apologizes For Ill-Timed 'Bro With No Ho' Joke

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jun 15, 2015 10:15PM

Sen. Mark Kirk is sorry.

Kirk is sorry to the people of Illinois. He is sorry to the people of Illinois for the remarks he made last week.

"I apologize to the people of Illinois for the remarks I made last week," he said in a statement released to the press Monday afternoon. And that's it.

The 14-word apology comes just days after Kirk accidentally referred to his colleague Lindsey Graham as "a bro with no ho," into a live mic at a public meeting last week. "That's what we say on the South Side," he can also be heard saying in a recording first publicized by the Huffington Post.

Since then, Kirk has been slammed over the remarks by his colleagues; by the press; by women and men; by people who live on the South Side and people who don't; by people who would never refer to anyone as a "bro" or a "ho," even in jest and people who probably have (we're looking at Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who referred to Kirk as "a bro with no votes," in a speech this afternoon).

By Monday afternoon, Kirk had a response to them all, which could be viewed as the paragon of succinct apology-non-apologies. Presumably he won't be calling anyone a bro no mo.