During an interview with an Albanian TV station, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said: "My own inclination is Macedonia is not a country. I'm sorry, it's not a country."
And Macedonia is a Balkan country formed in 1991 during the breakup of Yugoslavia.
But it's still functioning well enough to take offense at Rohrabacher's comments, accusing him of trying to "inflame nationalist rhetoric in the neighboring regions."
During the rest of his interview, Rohrabacher floated the idea of ethnically partitioning Macedonia among Kosovo, Bulgaria and other nearby countries. He pitched a similar idea about the Serbia/Kosovo border to the Serbian president last week.
The U.S. State Department has confirmed it still recognizes Macedonia as a sovereign nation.