Republican Kim Hendren is the minority leader of the Arkansas state Senate and seems to have a gift for the moronic — if not the antisemitic. Hendren called Schumer “that Jew” in a television interview and then struggled to name a Jew he liked.
Hendren was upset that Schumer called conservative Republicans “hard right” on the Rachel Maddow show. He proceeded to argue that Republicans like himself are actually “not right” in the head.
When asked to name a Jew he respected, Hendren went back a couple 2000 years to name Jesus. When pushed for something a bit more contemporary, he named Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. That would be two: Jesus and Lieberman. I suppose that is a start.
He insisted that the problem is that he does not use teleprompters: “I don’t use a teleprompter and occasionally I put my foot in my month.” Nevertheless, he insisted that “[w]hen I referred to him as Jewish, it wasn’t because I don’t like Jewish people.” Oy vey!
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