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Defiant Tim Huelskamp exasperates MSNBC hosts

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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), the conservative lawmaker who has been perhaps the most outspoken in criticizing House GOP leadership, struck a defiant tone on taxes Friday morning in the wake of Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) failure to round up enough support for his fiscal cliff “Plan B.”

Asked several times in a combative interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether he would vote for a compromise that included any tax increases, Huelskamp repeatedly said he would not.