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?
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’s an account from Patsy Harris, a Morgan County Democrat who was sitting in the second row:
His exact words were “Who’s going to shoot Obama?” There was a lot of laughter, and a guy behind me said “We all want to.” There was more laughter. I was furiously writing notes and didnt look up to see Broun’s reaction, but it was not until the laughter died down that Broun then said, “Next question.” That elicited more laughter.
According to Team Broun, he was responding to the (also inaudible, from my vantage point) follow-up question, but Morris said she also did not know what the question was. Broun said:
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.