Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash said a joke from veteran Sen. John McCain comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey was “racist” on Monday.
On Sunday, Ahmadinejad declared his desire to be the first Iranian in space, less than a week after the Middle Eastern nation claimed to have successfully sent a monkey out of the atmosphere. This prompted an attempt at humor from McCain, a fierce critic of Ahmadinejad and an Iran hawk.
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