Early today, we told you of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun’s assertion at a town hall meeting in Oglethorpe County on Tuesday that he intended to use his new House subcommittee chairmanship to raise questions about scientific assertions about climate change.
What we missed was the blog post that came afterwards from Blake Aued of the Athens Banner-Herald:
At Rep. Paul Broun’s town hall meeting on Tuesday, the Athens congressman asked who had driven the farthest to be there and let the winner ask the first question.
We couldn’t hear the question in the back of the packed Oglethorpe County Commission chamber, but whatever it was, it got a big laugh. According to an outraged commenter on the article, the question was, when is someone going to shoot Obama?
…Update: Broun’s press secretary, Jessica Morris, confirmed that the question was indeed, who is going to shoot Obama? “Obviously, the question was inappropriate, so Congressman Broun moved on,” she said.
Here was Broun’s response:
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.
He then segued into Republicans’ budget proposal.
Update: Commenting has been turned back on this morning. Please keep it civil.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider