The apology came after a profile in the National Journal quoted Schweitzer comparing Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein's relationship with the CIA to a nun pretending to be a prostitute.
"She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, 'I'm a nun,' when it comes to this spying! I mean, maybe that's the wrong metaphor—but she was all in!"
Not satisfied with one incendiary comment, Schweitzer went on to say Eric Cantor, and southern men in general, strike him as effeminate.
"Men in the South, they are a little effeminate. They just have effeminate mannerisms. 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."
When confronted with Schweitzer's comparison, Feinstein warned Politico, "You better keep him away from my husband."
Schweitzer is widely-speculated to be circling his wagons for a 2016 presidential campaign.