GOP Rep to top-ranking Dem who accused him of bigotry: 'Apologize to my children'

GOP Rep to top-ranking Dem who accused him of bigotry: 'Apologize to my children'
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Rep. Tom MacArthurThomas (Tom) Charles MacArthurRepublican David Richter wins NJ primary in race to challenge Rep. Andy Kim What to watch in New Jersey's primaries on Tuesday Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE (R-N.J.) responded to Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats exit briefing saying they fear elections under foreign threat Nunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to damage Biden Hillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against 'misinformation' | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence MORE's (D-Ca.) implication that he was racist against Koreans on Thursday, asking him to apologize to his two children adopted from South Korea.

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In his tweet, MacArthur denied having said that his Korean American midterm opponent "is not one of us" and pointed out that he adopted Korean children who deserved an apology from Schiff.

Schiff's criticism of MacArthur was part of a broader tweet earlier Thursday arguing that Republican candidates put away "the dog whistles of bigotry" and have started "using trumpets."

If Andy Kim (D) defeats MacArthur in the midterms, he would become the first Korean American to serve in Congress since 1999.

Cook Political Report, an independent election handicapper, rates the race as a 'toss up.'