House GOPer calls McCain racist for Ahmadinejad joke

"Maybe you should wisen up and not make racist jokes," tweeted Rep. Justin Amash



Jillian Rayfield
February 4, 2013 10:42PM (UTC)

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., a conservative Republican in the House, called out Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Twitter for a tweet comparing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey.

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McCain was referring to Ahmadinejad's reported comments on Monday that "I'm ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country's scientists" and be sent into space.

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Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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