NBC reporter Luke Russert tweeted Tuesday that the “Kamikaze Caucus is alive & barking” following the re-election of Speaker of the House John Boehner. He was referring to the 25 representatives who rebelled against Boehner.
Boehner wins Speakership for 3rd term in light of 25 #GOP defections. Never in doubt but the Kamikaze Caucus is alive & barking
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 6, 2015
Many conservatives called out Russert for his depiction of conservatives unhappy with Boehner..
@LukeRussert "Kamikaze Caucus"? What?
— Matthew Boyle (@mboyle1) January 6, 2015
@LukeRussert I wish your Dad was here so he could give you a "Gibbs head-slap". I admired your dad. You, not so much.
— Randy Clemens™ (@bostonrandy) January 6, 2015
Luke Russert is a moron http://t.co/IJlsFTlhgC
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 6, 2015
your dad would be ashamed at that unprofessionalism MT @LukeRussert Boehner wins never in doubt but Kamikaze Caucus is alive & barking
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) January 6, 2015
You don't have to be a Gohmert Republican to think this is a pretty inappropriate characterization for a reporter https://t.co/BgcqkpgDuf
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 6, 2015
— Whitney Neal (@WhitneyNeal) January 6, 2015