This past week, Oklahoma State Rep. Dennis Johnson was talking about small businesses during a floor debate, and said that sometimes customers will “try to Jew me down on a price, that’s fine. You know what? That’s free market as well.”
Johnson continued speaking, apparently unaware that he had made the remark, for a few seconds before someone off-camera passed him a note. Johnson replied, “Did I?”
The phrase “Jew me down” is defined as “negotiating a lower price” and is considered to be ethnically offensive.
Johnson then jokingly added, to laughter from the room: “I apologize to the Jews. They’re good small businessmen as well.”
Somehow, we don’t think those who were offended by the remark would be satisfied with that apology. Especially when they watch the flippant way that he did so.
Oklahoma has no Jewish members in their legislature.
Watch it below!