Republican congressman calls Senator John McCain's Twitter joke 'racist'

Politicians might want to refrain from making jokes on Twitter. It never goes over well, especially if it’s at the expense of another country’s leader.

Oklahoman Modified: February 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm •  Published: February 4, 2013
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Politicians might want to refrain from making jokes on Twitter. It never goes over well, especially if it’s at the expense of another country’s leader.

Gawker reports that Senator John McCain is catching flak today after making a crack on Twitter about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who said that he wants to be the first Iranian astronaut.

When some of McCain’s followers said they were offended by the tweet, he responded by telling everyone to “lighten up.”

But one Republican congressman, Justin Amash, refused to. 

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