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.
So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn't he just there last week? "Iran launches monkey into space" http://t.co/PaZKAqac
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013
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?”