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 MacArthurRepublicans plot comeback in New Jersey Republicans spend more than million at Trump properties The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority MORE (R-N.J.) responded to Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts Trump asked Ukraine president to investigate Biden's son eight times in one phone call: reports Lawmakers say Zuckerberg has agreed to 'cooperate' with antitrust probe 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.'