On Friday, Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (IL) issued an apology for his remarks regarding his opponent Rep. Tammy Duckworth's ethnic heritage.
"Sincere apologies to an American hero, Tammy Duckworth, and gratitude for her family's service," Kirk said on Twitter.
Twitter users did not accept his apology.
@MarkKirk How's that nasty, racist thing working out 4 you? 'Cause soon you'll be out of work & looking for a new j… https://t.co/tcOenFhqct— PoliticalPragmatist (@PoliticalPragmatist)1477673286.0
@MarkKirk you are a disgrace Who has no business in any government position. So glad you let your true feelings come out— deb (@deb)1477673281.0
@MarkKirk @JohnJHarwood Aoologizing for your words doesn't change what you've shown if your heart. You should be sorry for that.— norm de plume (@norm de plume)1477673322.0
An unbelievable, despicable racist comment hurled at a true American hero - wounded in combat. #MarkKirk - you disg… https://t.co/cW2IUoYmcc— Udey Johnson (@Udey Johnson)1477673334.0
@MarkKirk let's see your wounds asshole. https://t.co/6GT3PVBO6S— Lou Fortin (@Lou Fortin)1477673336.0
@MarkKirk @elisefoley you don't get to apologize. We heard you loud and clear.— stormygirl (@stormygirl)1477673663.0
@MarkKirk Thanks for giving us something we can all agree on, even Trump...you, sir, are a loser.— KW (@KW)1477673663.0
@MarkKirk You can't take back a racist remark by thanking someone for their service. Shame on you. Tammy Duckworth deserves better.— Seahawk Nana (@Seahawk Nana)1477673654.0
@MarkKirk "When somebody shows you who they are, believe them". You're crystal clear who you are and we're voting you OUT!— time4sanity "Mask Up-Vote Blue!" (@time4sanity "Mask Up-Vote Blue!")1477673627.0