Contacted by the Clarion Ledger on Monday, Lott said, “I don’t even know who this guy is. Who is this guy? I don’t even remember talking to him.
“They set you up. I was talking about children being trained what to do if they have an incident.
“Here we have a Supreme Court nomination, the president meeting with Russian, but this is what we’re talking about.
“I remember when I first went to Congress in 1973. John Stennis was assaulted and shot in the abdomen by a robber. When I got in that morning, came out of the cloakroom, the first thing the press asked was not how is Sen. Stennis doing, but what my position on gun control was now. We didn’t know whether John Stennis was going to live or die at the time, but that was the question they had.”