House majority leader deletes tweet saying Soros, Bloomberg, Steyer are trying to 'buy' election
Billionaire Tom Steyer responds to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's now-deleted tweet, which suggested three Jewish Democratic donors -- including Steyer -- were attempting to "buy" the 2018 midterm elections.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted and later deleted a tweet last week that suggested three Jewish, billionaire Democratic donors were attempting to "buy" the 2018 midterm elections.
"We cannot allow Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican November 6th. #MAGA," McCarthy wrote in the tweet posted Tuesday and deleted a day later, a reference to top donors to Democratic causes George Soros and Tom Steyer and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Twitter users quickly condemned McCarthy's claim, saying it was insensitive given the fact that it came just one day after authorities intercepted what appeared to be a pipe bomb sent to Soros' New York home.