The incident has promoted calls for Katzs resignation, but Basil Kimbrew, chairman of the California Friends of the African American Caucus, said that as far as hes concerned the letter of apology -- and Katzs pledge to apologize in public at upcoming events -- closes the book on the matter. Sometimes we have a slip of the tongue, Kimbrew said. As far as were concerned he made a mistake and he addressed it ... this issue is basically over. We all make mistakes.
Had he been a Republican, his comments would have dominated the MSM nightly news. Since he is a Democrat, his comments just slide down the memory hole.