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.


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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