Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will probably wish she would have chosen her words a little more carefully, even if she was quoting somebody else.

From a profile in City Hall News:
There is Carolyn Maloney, ripping into Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases Senators 'deeply troubled' military lawyers being used for immigration cases Senate moving ahead with border bill, despite Trump MORE broad and hard for voting against the two stimulus bills and for changing her positions on several core Democratic issues, sounding out her case on the fly as, "It's the NRA, it's immigration, it's all these other things. In fact, I got a call from someone from Puerto Rico, said [Gillibrand] went to Puerto Rico and came out for English-only [education]. And he said, 'It was like saying n--r to a Puerto Rican,'" she said, using the full racial slur. "I don't know -- I don't know if that's true or not. I just called. I'm just throwing that out. All of her -- well, what does she stand for?"

Maloney is getting ready to face the kind of political scrutiny she hasn't seen in years, maybe decades, in her primary against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and this probably isn't the start she was looking for.

Update: In a statement, Maloney apologizes.

"I apologize for having repeated a word I find disgusting," she said. "It's no excuse, but I was so caught up in relaying the story exactly as it was told to me that, in doing so, I repeated a word that should never be repeated."