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WASHINGTON—An Arizona senator says some people just can’t take a joke.

Monday, Sen. John McCain compared Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey on Twitter.

The Iranian leader declared that he would be willing to be the first Iranian sent into space.

McCain tweeted “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space-wasn’t he just there last week?”

The post includes a link to an article from last week on Iran’s attempt to launch a monkey into space.

After catching a bit of backlash, McCain tweeted “Lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”