You haven’t lived until you’ve tried texting your cousin a crude bday message while driving and accidentally texted a former Congressman. pic.twitter.com/jKHQc25EOi— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 19, 2017
A half hour later, Fuller disclosed that Huelskamp had replied him, but initially stated that it was “off-the-record.” However, the former Kansas politician granted the correspondent permission to reveal his humorous reply, and he posted a screengrab later that hour.
Update: I won’t text and drive anymore, and Huelskamp’s response was perfect (and off-the-record). — Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 19, 2017
Predictably, the Twitter replies flooded in to Fuller’s post from journalists and pundits.
Alright. Huelskamp has given me permission to post his response. (I don’t actually have a cousin named Tim. Not sure how this happened.) pic.twitter.com/IBMvuyBvnq — Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 19, 2017
Fuller offered a postscript on his accidental text message twelve minutes after he revealed Huelskamp’s response.
The former representative also responded indirectly to the exchange by correcting a local TV station’s reporting on it.
Periodic reminder that a lot of the Congressmen you people despise are really great on a personal level. — Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 19, 2017
[image via screengrab]