Tea Party congressman Tim Huelskamp says the “real racists” are at MSNBC

After the channel sent out an ill-advised tweet, Rep. Tim Huelskamp did some tweeting of his own

By Elias Isquith

Published January 31, 2014 3:07PM (EST)

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas     (AP/John Hanna)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas (AP/John Hanna)

MSNBC president Phil Griffin and MSNBC.com executive editor Richard Wolffe have both apologized for a recent tweet saying the right will hate an ad because it features an interracial marriage. They've fired the staffer responsible for the tweet, too.

The RNC's Reince Priebus ultimately accepted Griffin's apology and lifted his threatened boycott of the channel. But it looks like Kansas Tea Party Rep. Tim Huelskamp won't let MSNBC off the hook so easily.

On Thursday, the GOP congressman responded to the MSNBC tweet with outrage and a tweet:

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He then fired off another, this time calling the people of MSNBC the "real" racists:

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Finally, Huelskamp sent one more angry tweet, one that obliquely referenced last year's controversy over a segment on Melissa Harris-Perry's show during which her panel seemed to mock Mitt Romney's black grandchild:

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We may be going out on a limb here, but we think the chances of Huelskamp accepting an invitation to appear on MSNBC are currently not so good.

[h/t Talking Points Memo]


Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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