Rep. Broun: Obama follows the Soviet Constitution

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The congressman, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), was responding to a question about the debt ceiling and whether he saw himself as a force to move the Republican party to the right.

"I think my role is to uphold support and defend our Constitution," Broun said Tuesday according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The constitution I uphold and defend is the one I carry in my pocket all the time, the U.S. Constitution. I don’t know what constitution that other members of Congress uphold, but it’s not this one. I think the only constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet Constitution, not this one. He has no concept of this one, though he claimed to be a constitutional lawyer."

Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago prior to becoming a U.S. senator.

The Journal-Constitution also noted that the last time a constitution was ratified for the defunct United Soviet Socialist Republic was 1977.

Broun recently took steps to fill the role of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) as a top critic of the Federal Reserve. One of his first actions in the 113th Congress was to introduce legislation authorizing a massive audit of the central bank. He also may be considering a primary challenge to Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).

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