By Justin Sink
Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes. “@senjohnmccain: Re: Iran space tweet - lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?”— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) February 4, 2013
Amash is a second-generation Arab-American. His father, a Palestinian business owner, immigrated to the United States in 1956.
McCain did not appear to regret the comment, however, telling those who complained to "lighten up."
Re: Iran space tweet - lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013
—This post was updated at 12:21 p.m.