Three politicians from New Jersey have apologized after they used and defended the phrase “Jew ’em down” in connection to a authorized settlement that the state’s capital metropolis paid out, studies mentioned.
The saga kicked off when a recording of Trenton Metropolis Council President Kathy McBride uttering the anti-Semitic phrase in a Sept. 5 closed-door council listening to was leaked to native newspaper the Trentonian.
McBride was talking a couple of settlement the town paid to a lady who injured herself on a metropolis sidewalk when she used the slur, based on the report.
“I’m unhappy for her that they have been capable of wait her out and Jew her down for $22,000 with pins in her knee that may by no means, ever be repaired,” McBride mentioned.
Two of her fellow council members, Robin Vaughn and George Muschal, initially defended the language earlier than apologizing for doing so, NBC Philadelphia reported.
“, it’s like a automobile supplier. They needed $5,000, you Jew ’em all the way down to $four,000,” Muschal informed the New Jersey Globe in an interview. “It’s nothing vicious. The expression has been mentioned hundreds of thousands of occasions.”
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