During a contentious interview on “Morning Joe” today, GOP Rep. Tim Huelskamp slammed Speaker Boehner’s leadership on the fiscal cliff negotiations and ripped gun-grabbers for politicizing the Sandy Hook massacre.

Huelskamp was one of the conservatives ousted from the Budget Committee earlier this month.

As CNN contributor Erick Erickson noted last night:

Huelskamp was against Boehner’s “Plan B” measure and is staunchly opposed to tax increases.

Tim Huelskamp’s name was trending on Twitter this morning after Joe Scarborough exploded at the outspoken conservative’s remarks about politicizing the Connecticut tragedy:

Do you dare come on my show and say I am using the slaughter of 20 little six and seven-year-old children, I’m using that for political purposes, Tim?

Watch the video here:

Objective” MSNBC “journalist” Mika Brzezinski took to Twitter to call the congressman’s beliefs “disturbing.”

In case it wasn’t clear which side of the issue Brzezinski is on, she also retweeted these tweets:

Because nothing says “I’m interested in fruitful, civil debate” like calling your opponents “abject morons.”

The progressive Twittersphere joined Brzezinski in making it clear that Huelskamp is ticking off all the right people.


Looks like those “national conversations” about gun violence and fiscal sanity are coming along swimmingly.