Fortunately for Beatty’s plans – or maybe not – Maddow did offer Huelskamp a backhanded invitation to continue the conversation another time.“I’ve found you spectacularly disingenuous in explaining your own words tonight, but I hope you’d come on my show and we can have this conversation one-on-one sometime soon,” Maddow said.
During and just after the speech, Huelskamp maintained a running stream of invective on Twitter, accusing Obama of an “imperial presidency” and saying his speech “reads like dictates from a King.”
One of those tweets: “Was there a diplomat in Benghazi that gave his life for his country Mr. President?” – a reference to U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, killed there in a terrorist attack in 2012.
Later on the air, when Maddow confronted Huelskamp on that tweet, he said: “If you would stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist, you’d recognize we’re not getting those answers.”
Retorted Maddow: “Did you just call me a cheerleader?”
Huelskamp chuckled: “I don’t know, maybe you have that history. I’m saying look at the facts of the (Benghazi) matter.
“No, wait wait wait, no, hold on, hold on. Wait, hold on!”
“I’m saying you’re a cheerleader for the administration.”
“So I’m a cheerleader?”
“... If it was Bush you’d be jumping and screaming …”
“You’re amazing” (laughing).
“... but because it’s Hillary Clinton you don’t want the answers Rachel, face the fact.”
Read more here: Rep. Tim Huelskamp vs. Rachel Maddow: Professor ready for Round 2 | Wichita Eagle
Rep. Tim Huelskamp vs. Rachel Maddow: Professor ready for Round 2 | Wichita Eagle
I think its great! Huelskamp did what I think needs to be done today...If an outlet like MSNBC is going to dishonestly discuss things, and twist words on semantics, then maybe more people should call them out on the spot like the congressman did...Maddow IS a cheerleader for the administration, just like that entire network, and it was good to see it said....