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Dem Rep, Steve King Fight on Twitter over Remarks on Jewish Democrats

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) did not take too kindly to Rep. Steve King‘s (R-IA) controversial comments about American Jews and the Democratic Party. Appearing on Boston Herald radio, King said he doesn’t understand how Jewish Americans “can be Democrats first and Jewish second,” adding he believes anti-Semitism and “just plain liberalism” are both at work.

Israel, a Jewish Democrat himself, took to Twitter to lambast King for the comments and demand an apology:

And King responded, standing by his remarks:

Israel fired back rather quickly. (For reference, “mashugana” is a Yiddish term used to refer to something as crazy or bizarre.)

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