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Brian Schweitzer apologizes for 'stupid and insensitive' comments

Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-Mont.), a possible presidential candidate in 2016, apologized Thursday for offensive remarks that he made in a magazine profile.

Schweitzer posted this message on his Facebook account:

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. [Facebook]

In the profile, Schweitzer compared Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to a prostitute, and also stated that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) seemed to him "a little effeminate" and gay.

Feinstein has herself responded, Politico reported Thursday, laughing and telling reporters, "You better keep him away from my husband." She also reportedly made a hand gesture that appeared to question Schweitzer's mental health.