It was disappointing and embarrassing that Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, tweeted belittling comments while President Obama was delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday. It's fine to oppose Obama and criticize what he said, but doing so during the speech was disrespectful of the presidency and the address. Sadly, such behavior is what Kansans have come to expect from Huelskamp. It's also what Americans now expect from the House of Representatives. As Washburn University political science professor Bob Beatty noted, "Lately it's not if a breach of decorum will occur, but when."
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