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Updated Feb 4, 2013 - 12:10 pm

McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain's tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker as racist.

On Monday, McCain wrote,

Faced with criticism, McCain said in another tweet,

That didn't satisfy Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who tweeted,

During the 2008 presidential campaign, McCain created a stir during a South Carolina appearance when he repeated "Bomb Iran," to the tune of the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann."


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