Spineless Georgia Congressman reverts to inane talking points when asked about potential Presidential assassination.

  • mke_bt

    Posts: 707

    Feb 25, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/25/paul-broun-town-hall-who-is-going-to-shoot-obama_n_828047.html

    When asked, "Who's going to shoot Obama", this idiot can only revert back to the usual talking points. Obamacare. Obamacare. It's getting frightening.
  • creature

    Posts: 5197

    Feb 25, 2011 11:56 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/25/paul-broun-town-hall-who-is-going-to-shoot-obama_n_828047.html

    And here's the link to the original article

    http://athenscms.com/blogs/2487/

    Apparently the question "Who is going to shoot Obama" received a laugh from those in attendance. And like mke_bt said, Republican Rep. Paul Broun did not condemn the question of assassination, but responded with the following:


    The thing is, I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president. We’re going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we’ll elect somebody that’s going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • mke_bt

    Posts: 707

    Feb 26, 2011 3:05 PM GMT

    Three days later Congressman Broun finally issues this statement.

    "I deeply regret that this incident happened at all. Furthermore, 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."