In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Dem Rep Fires Aide After Distribution Of 'Jewish Money' List

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"The fact that a U.S. Congressman would separate out any group by religion or even by ethnicity is nothing short of outrageous," he told the paper. "This goes beyond politics."

After that, things moved fast, and in a predictable direction. The Observer posted the story around 5 PM on Thursday. By 7:05, McMahon told Politico he had fired Nelson and issued the following apology:

"These comments were entirely inappropriate and there is no place for this kind of behavior. I was outraged by these unfortunate remarks which were unauthorized and are in no way indicative of my beliefs or of my campaign. I am proud to represent an incredibly diverse community and to enjoy an incredibly diverse base of support. Any comments that could serve to divide our community along religious or ethnic lines have no place in our community or my campaign. I sincerely apologize for her comments, and as she has since been terminated from our campaign, there will be no such incidents in the future."