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February 7th, 2013
John McCain

Rep. Amash: McCain's Iran joke 'racist'

 A joke made by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been criticized as "racist" by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.).

McCain tweeted about Ahmadinejad's offer to be the first Iranian sent into space, linking it to last week’s report that the country successfully put a monkey on a rocket.

 John McCain - @SenJohnMcCain
So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space - wasn't he just there last week? "Iran launches monkey into space"

The crack earned McCain some blowback on Twitter. When Rep. Amash responded:

 Justin Amash - @repjustinamash
Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes. "@SenJohnMcCain: Re: Iran space tweet - lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?"

Rep. Amash, you're a moron.  It's pretty obvious that McCain is calling Mahmoud a monkey, not ALL Iranians....and if someone says they want to kill all Americans with a nuclear warhead [Like the president of Iran, for example] , there is NOTHING you can say about that person that is racist - racism should be the least of your concerns. 

-W&J's Producer

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