Rep. Broun Finally Condemns Question About Shooting Obama…Three Days Later
It’s obvious that Congressman Paul Broun, who said nothing at the time, condemned a question from a constituent about shooting president Obama because of the resultant uproar.
Rep. Paul Broun, a conservative who has harshly criticized the president, confirmed that at a town hall event in Oglethorpe County, Ga., on Tuesday a man asked, “Who’s going to shoot Obama?”
After the exchange was reported by the Athens Banner-Herald, Broun issued a statement Friday calling the question “abhorrent.”
“I deeply regret that this incident happened,” Broun said in a statement. “I condemn all statements — made in sincerity or jest — that threaten or suggest the use of violence against the president of the United States or any other public official. Such rhetoric cannot and will not be tolerated.”
The elderly man who asked the question, “When are we going to shoot Obama?” was determined not to be dangerous by the Secret Service. Maybe next Broun can apologize for his own crazy comments, such as how Obama, Reid and Pelosi want to “take over every human endeavor in America,” comparing Obama to Hitler, claiming he wouldn’t sit with Democrats during the State of the Union Address to watch Obama “spew his venom,” and saying he’s not sure whether the president is a U.S. citizen. Broun has also compared health care reform to “the great war of Yankee aggression,” and has admitted to illegally refusing to answer Census questions. And once, Broun slammed the president to the ground in effigy during a public meeting. Maybe the Secret Service should keep an eye on him, too.Click here for reuse options!
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