Rep. Walsh plans to skip Obama jobs speech

A freshman House Republican indicated Thursday that his solution to the scheduling debate over President Obama’s jobs speech next week is to skip the event completely.

“Instead of being a prop of another one of the President's speeches, next Thursday I will fly home to IL to talk to real job creators,” tweeted Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who is known for his outspoken support of the Tea Party movement.

“I will host a small business job forum - to talk to small businessmen & women, since they are who create jobs and generate economic growth,” he added.

Obama will deliver a speech focusing on jobs before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8. The White House originally requested the session be held Sept. 7, but Republican House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) refused and suggested the next day. The White House agreed to the change.

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