GOP Congressman, Confused By Satirical Article, Goes After MSNBC Host Chris Hayes
Latham later apologized to Hayes via Twitter after realizing the comments were satirical.
When satire attacks! My apologies to @msnbc host Chris Hayes.
— Tom Latham (@TomLatham) November 12, 2013
In 2012, Hayes came under attack from conservatives for saying on his show that he was "uncomfortable" with the term hero because "it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war." He later apologized, saying in a statement to the Daily News, "As many have rightly pointed out, it’s very easy for me, a TV host, to opine about people who fight our wars, having never dodged a bullet or guarded a post or walked a mile in their boots."
Latham's attack on Hayes comes weeks after he and other GOP members voted for food stamp cuts that would kick 170,000 veterans out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.