GOP Rep. Broun: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ is ‘Attack upon Freedom’
Some have called Paul Broun (R-GA) the stupidest man in Congress. And while I think that's unfair to many others, including Louie Gohmert and Steve King, this segment on ABC today does add some more weight to that argument, if any more were needed at this point.
On ABC’s “Top Line” today, Rep. Paul Broun, a tea party Republican from Georgia, said the protests amount to an “attack upon freedom” — one that he said is now being hijacked by labor unions in attempt to reelect President Obama.
“They don’t know why they’re there. They’re just mad,” Broun told us. “This attack upon business, attack upon industry, attack upon freedom – and I think that’s what this is all about.”
Labor unions, he said, are now joining the protest to “subvert that anger into a political power.” Their aim is to reelect a president whose “policies are just ignorant and incompetent” about the economy, he said.
“This president and his administration have policies that are taking our freedom away,” Broun said. “They’re killing our economy, they’re killing jobs, they’re running them over offshore. We need to change all that. If we don’t, this economy is going to have a bigger crash than we did in the Great Depression.”