Sen. Charles Schumer might have accepted the apology, but the controversy hasn’t quite settled down.  The National Jewish Democratic Council released a statement today saying that although they appreciate state Sen. Kim Hendren’s apology, it’s still important that Republicans recognize that such remarks are completely unacceptable.

We appreciate that Arkansas State Senator Kim Hendren, who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, has now apologized for referring to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as “that Jew.” However, it is important that Republicans on the national and state levels send a strong message that it is absolutely unacceptable to refer to individuals solely by their religion.

Read the rest of the release on the jump.