Hendren Admits, Regrets Referring to Schumer as ‘That Jew’


schumerState Sen. Kim Hendren, R-Gravette, the candidate for the U.S. Senate in Little Rock, Arkansas, who admits to being gaffe-prone, says he regrets statements he made last week at the monthly Pulaski County GOP meeting, where he referred to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as “that Jew.”
The statement was first reported on the political blog the Tolbert Report after Jason Tolbert called Hendren to ask him about negative reports about his speech made by people attending via Twitter.”I don’t speak with a TelePrompTer, and if I had, that reference would have never made it in there,” said Hendren in an interview with the Arkansas News Bureau. “I know I referred to him as Jew or Jewish and I should not have done that. I got my foot in my mouth.”

Hendren said that he was referring to Schumer’s comments made on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC, in which he said that “American traditional values” were behind them, a point Hendren says he strongly disagrees with.

“I was simply making a point about those two points. I believe in those traditional values like Andy Griffith, Aunt Bea, Barney and Opie,” Hendren said. “But now all that was lost with this statement.”

“I don’t care if he’s Jewish, Muslim, Catholic or whatever,” Hendren said. “Although I said there was another Jew that I did agree with, and that was [Yoshke].”

{Arkansas News/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. I’m not a Schumer fan, but that’s not the point. How dare that comment be made. It’s downright antisemetic and Hendren should have his mouth washed out with soap.