It’s hard to be Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lately.
The leading tea party agitator lost his primary in early August. And in case you missed it, lame-duck status has him acting a little erratic.
First, he’s threatening to force a vote on the impeachment of Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen despite an agreement among GOP colleagues to postpone it until after the election. And second, Huelskamp upset the House floor schedule one afternoon this week by demanding roll call votes on 17 bills leadership deemed non-controversial.
Huelskamp has discussed these issues at length on Twitter. But now, he’s turning his attention toward the protests in Charlotte — and not in a good way.
In response to this comment from President Obama (via this tweet from C-SPAN) …
President Obama jokes Morgan Freeman “who undoubtedly is off playing a black president again. He never lets me have my moment.” pic.twitter.com/YF8QSIarj3
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 22, 2016
… here’s what Huelskamp wrote:
— Cong. Tim Huelskamp (@CongHuelskamp) September 22, 2016
For an even clearer sense of his view of what’s going on in Charlotte, read this.
Needless to say, Twitter has not been kind since the Kansas Republican posted that Obama tweet. Here are a few choice responses (ones that are appropriate enough to print):
@CongHuelskamp you should sit this one out, Congressman.
— Landon Hall (@LandonHall) September 22, 2016
@conghuelskamp Why are conservatives so thin-skinned and PC? Thought they hated that. Outrageous.
— Barret (@_barretme) September 22, 2016
@CongHuelskamp And if anyone wonders how you lost your primary to a sensible Republican, here ya go.
— Adam Swinson (@AdamSwinson) September 22, 2016