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01/23/2013 01:29 pm ET

Paul Broun: Obama Upholds Soviet Constitution, Not U.S. Constitution

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 2, 2008 file photo, 10th Congressional District Republican candidate Rep. Paul Broun speaks on
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 2, 2008 file photo, 10th Congressional District Republican candidate Rep. Paul Broun speaks on the set of Georgia Public television in Atlanta. The Georgia representative said in videotaped remarks on Sept. 27, 2012 that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior. The Republican lawmaker made those comments during a speech at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. Broun, a medical doctor, is running for re-election in November unopposed by Democrats. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith)

A Republican member of the House of Representatives said Tuesday that President Barack Obama upholds the constitution of a socialist state that ceased to exist more than 20 years ago.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Obama upholds the constitution of the Soviet Union: "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."

Broun tweeted during the 2011 State of The Union from his own office that Obama believes in socialism. In a 2008 interview, he compared Obama to Hitler and Karl Marx.

More recently, in the 2012 election cycle, video surfaced of Broun, who is also a doctor, calling evolution and the big bang theory "lies straight from the pit of Hell."

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