As reported on, John King of CNN also called out Pete Hoekstra for his double-standard of voting against the stimulus package, but attending the groundbreaking ceremony for a project that received federal dollars.

King put Hoekstra on the hot-seat right from the start. “Isn’t it at least a tad hypocritical for you to be on hand for this event at a ribbon cutting at a factory that’s being funded in part by stimulus money that you said was a bad idea?” King asked as his opening question.

Click here for a full transcript of the interview.

While many are criticizing Hoekstra for his double-standard, The Grand Rapids Press’s Jeff Cranson wrote: “while the president’s swipe played well with his base, it might also find Hoekstra laughing all the way to the governor’s office.”

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