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Rep. Tim Huelskamp: MSNBC is 'not journalism, it's entertainment for the Left'

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Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp won't be going on MSNBC anytime soon, especially after they sent out an offensive tweet last week suggesting that conservative Republicans were racist.

MSNBC deleted the tweet and apologized for it before firing the employee responsible.

"When you lie, when you pull a racism card because you want to raise your viewership, you know you've crossed the line, that's why they don't have any viewers," Huelskamp said in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

Huelskamp said he had his own "self-imposed boycott" for a few weeks after a contentious interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow following President Obama's State of the Union address.

"It's not journalism, it's entertainment for the Left," he explained.

Huelskamp later tweeted out a photo of his own biracial family in response to the controversial tweet. He explained that he cleared the message with his family who agreed that it was important to express solidarity with biracial families. He and his wife have four adopted children, all of whom are black.

Huelskamp said Republicans should continue to go on the network, but be prepared to fight.

"If we're going to go on, take them on," he said.

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