Asked at Town Hall: 'Who's Going to Shoot Obama?'

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun responds by citing frustration with president
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2011 6:27 AM CST
Asked at Paul Broun Town Hall Meeting: 'Who's Going to Shoot Obama?'
Rep. Paul Broun , R-Ga,, speaks on the set of Georgia Public television in this Wednesday, July 2, 2008 file photo in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)

At a town hall meeting hosted by a Georgia Rep. Paul Broun on Tuesday, the first question asked was, "Who is going to shoot Obama?" The question "got a big laugh," writes Blake Aued in the Athens Banner-Herald. But Rep. Paul Broun is catching some flak for what he did next: Respond, rather than condemn the question. "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."

The congressman then turned to the budget. "Obviously, the question was inappropriate, so Congressman Broun moved on," later explained his press secretary. Click for more reactions. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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