“So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space — wasn’t he just there last week?” Mr. McCain, Arizona Republican, tweeted. Then he cited a recent Yahoo News story: “Iran launches monkey into space.”
Mr. McCain’s tweet quickly received harsh criticism, with many in the Twitterverse calling the senator’s comment “racist.”
Even Rep. Justin Amash, Michigan Republican, felt the need to chime in, tweeting, “Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes.”
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