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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of tweeting anti-Semitic trope

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Sunday night used what is widely considered an anti-Semitic trope in a tweet about Tom Steyer, a billionaire liberal activist who has called for President Trump's impeachment.

On Sunday, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said his committee will be "issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice," including Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. In response, Jordan tweeted: "C'mon @RepJerryNadler — at least pretend to be serious about fact finding. Nadler feeling the heat big time. Jumps to Tom $teyer's — impeaching our President — before first document request. What a Kangaroo court."

Nadler is Jewish, and Steyer's father was Jewish. Several Twitter users called Jordan out for using a dollar sign instead of an "S" in Steyer's last name, including author Amy Siskind, who said: "Yeah, I get confused between the letter 'S' and the money sign on my keyboard all the time too you anti-Semitic PoS! You need to apologize!" Steyer replied to Jordan's tweet by saying, "Don't worry, @Jim_Jordan, we will be reminding voters in your district which side of history you're on regarding @realdonaldtrump's crimes, corruption, and coverups very soon."