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Steve Israel Hammers Steve King For Remarks About Democrats And Jews

Israel carried his twitter battle with Steve King onto CNN's State of the Union.
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Representative Steve Israel ripped into Rep. Steve King (D-Haters) on CNN's State of the Union over King's remarks that he can't understand how anyone can be a Democrat and support Israel.

In an interview Friday, Rep. King slammed Democrats who are also Jews, saying "I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president."

Israel, a Jew and a Democrat, took exception, starting on Twitter Saturday.

Rep. Israel then took that same complaint to CNN's State of the Union, where he ripped King for those comments. After first noting that he escorted Bibi Netanyahu in and out of the Congressional chamber when Netanyahu addressed Congress, he let King have it.

"I really do not need lessons from people like Steve King on what it is to be Jewish, or a Democrat." Israel continued, "You know, Steve King, who said America is a Christian nation, should not be lecturing Jews on how we should be Jewish."

Israel also went on to point out that King lecturing Jews on how to be Jewish is chutzpah.

Indeed.


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