The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) told constituents during a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans Wednesday that he thinks Obama and Democratic leaders are planning to establish an “authoritarian government” through the use of a national police force, gun control, and controlling the press:
Broun, R-Athens, apparently has not changed his belief that President Obama may be a fascist since he made similar remarks in Augusta in November and then in an Associated Press interview.
He told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.
“He has the three things that are necessary to establish an authoritarian government,” Broun said. “And so we need to be ever-vigilant, because freedom is precious.”
This isn’t the first time Broun has made these outrageous charges. Last month he told constituents that Obama’s “socialistic elite” are planning to “declare martial law” to turn the U.S. into a dictatorship.