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Jewish candidate’s immigration gaffe

Adam Kwasman, a Jewish Republican, is running for Congress in Arizona. (Wikimedia Commons)

Adam Kwasman, a Jewish Republican, is running for Congress in Arizona. (Wikimedia Commons)

Arizona congressional candidate Adam Kwasman has drawn some national attention as one of the Jewish Republicans hoping to take Eric Cantor’s place as GOP Jew on Capitol Hill. He’s now made national news again, but for very much the wrong reasons.

Kwasman, who is competing for the Republican nomination in the first district, was speaking to a local television reporter decrying U.S. border policy when he described seeing a busload of migrant children and observing “the fear on their faces.”

Only problem was, the buses weren’t carrying migrants heading for deportation. They were carrying local children headed to the local YMCA. Ouch. Kwasman apologized, but the damage was done.

Here’s the video:

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