Congressman John Kline, Republican chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, has attracted the ire of many conservatives in his Minnesota district. One of them is Matt Erickson, a long-time party activist who took the stage at Kline’s district convention over the weekend to pitch a bid for treasurer.
What happened next can be seen above. After listing the many ways in which Republicans at all levels have failed to uphold expressed conservative values, Erickson reaches a point of total exasperation and resorts to profanity. He is subsequently booed off the stage.
Erickson’s defenders wonder why “a naughty word” proved more offensive to the assembled Republicans than the list of policy betrayals which preceded it.