Rep. Huelskamp Goes Off On ‘Racist’ MSNBC, ‘The Real Bigots’

Republican Tim Huelskamp addresses the crowd at a watch party in Dodge City, Kan. after winning the election for Kansas first District Congress Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle)
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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) went off on MSNBC Thursday for tweeting that conservatives would “hate” a Cheerios Super Bowl ad starring a biracial family.

“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” MSNBC’s original tweet read. In response Huelskamp posted a picture of his family, commenting that “It’s official – my ‘right-wing’ kids like the ad.”

The Kansas Republican rebranded the network MS(R)NBC in another tweet, adding an “R for Racist.”

Huelskamp also alluded to another recent dustup between the network and conservatives, in which MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry drew ire from the right and apologized for a segment that cracked jokes about former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s black grandson.

MSNBC President Phil Griffin ultimately apologized and fired the person responsible for the tweet, after Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus banned staffers from appearing on the network until an apology was given. The network is still on notice with the RNC, however.

This post has been updated.

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