Rachel Maddow boils over GOP Rep’s insult: ‘Did you just call me a cheerleader?’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was aghast when U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., called her a “cheerleader” after the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

When Huelskamp questioned why the administration continues to refuse to answer questions about what really happened the night the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked, Maddow asked if he voted to cut diplomatic security in such facilities.

“Don’t forget, the fact of the matter is Hillary Clinton did not request security enhancements,” he said. “And we do believe that this administration let our troops down and let this diplomat down.”

“We need more answers there. We need answers about a lot of things. This administration promised to be the most transparent in history, Rachel, and I think if you would stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist, you’d recognize we’re not getting those answers.”

Maddow looked at him in disbelief and said, “Did you just call me a cheerleader?”

“I don’t know, maybe you had that history,” Huelskamp responded.

Maddow was not amused, but Huelskamp continued.

“You’re a cheerleader for the administration,” he said. “You’re not being a journalist when you’re not willing to look at the facts. If it was Bush, you would be jumping and screaming.”

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Watch the entire interview here via MSNBC:

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