According to Huffington Post’s Matt Fuller, Idaho Republican Congressman Raúl Labrador trashed conservative website Breitbart and refused to take a question from one of their reporters.
Raul Labrador says he won’t take questions from a Breitbart reporter because they’re not truthful. It was a, um, weird exchange.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) November 17, 2015
Labrador is generally viewed as a more conservative member of the Republican caucus, and affiliates with the Tea Party and Freedom Caucus. Breitbart’s own method of measuring conservative bonafides gives him an A and finds he is the 7th most conservative member of the House of Representatives.
Fuller reports that the most recent piece that appears to have angered Labrador was highly critical of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the Freedom Caucus chairman Jim Jordan. Breitbart reported as straight news that Jordan “admitted that he was entirely unfamiliar with the U.S. immigration policy that has dramatically impacted the lives of his own constituents.”
UPDATE (3:34 PM): Fuller has written a full report of the encounter, revealing that the reporter in question was Breitbart’s Julia Hahn. “I don’t answer questions from you, because you are not a truthful reporter,” Labrador told her. “And I will not answer any of your questions.”
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