Washington, Feb.26 (ANI): Rep. Paul Broun a conservative congressman from Georgia, was shocked when he was asked, "Who is going to shoot Obama?" by a hall town attendee.
According to Athens Banner-Herald he responded, "I know there's a lot of frustration with this president, and by pointing to next year's election as an opportunity to elect somebody that's going to be a conservative, limited-government president, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare."
Later, he issued a stronger statement, condemning the "abhorrent question."
He said, "I was stunned by the question and chose not to dignify it with a response. Therefore, at that moment I moved on to the next person with a question", the Politico reported.
He added, "After the event, my office took action with the appropriate authorities. 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."
Jessica Morris, Broun's press secretary also said, "Obviously, the question was inappropriate, so Congressman Broun moved on."
Earlier, Broun tweeted "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution," he wrote. "You believe in socialism."
During his interaction with media he said: "Mr. Obama believes in a big central government, where the federal government controls everything in our lives. That's socialism. And so I stick by that tweet." (ANI)