A Republican candidate for Senate from Arkansas reportedly referred to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer as “that Jew” during a recent appearance before a Republican group.
State Sen. Kim Hendren told The Associated Press on Thursday that he was wrong to refer to Schumer’s religious affiliation during a Pulaski County Republican Committee meeting last week. Hendren said he doesn’t remember the exact wording of his comment, but he was quoted by conservative blogger Jason Tolbert as calling Schumer “that Jew.”
“I ought not to have referred to it at all,” Hendren told the AP. “When I referred to him as Jewish, it wasn’t because I don’t like Jewish people.”
And some of my best friends are Jewish.
Amazing the things we’ll say sometimes when we think we’re safe, isn’t it?