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Republican Rep. Broun Asked "Who will Shoot Obama?

A shocking question was asked at a town hall meeting Tuesday night in Georgia: "Who is going to shoot Obama?"

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the question was posed to Republican Rep. Paul Broun.

Although Broun's press secretary said the question was merely "inappropriate so Congressman Broun moved on," based on the Herald's account, the Republican did not denounce the question when it was asked and didn't move on. Rather, he stood there and attempted an answer, saying:

"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."

In terms of the question being considered a threat, Wikipedia states:

"Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States".

Read the full story from the Athens Banner-Herald.


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