Tea Party-backed Republican congressional hopeful Stephen Broden says he cannot rule out the violent overthrow of the the US government as a remedy if the midterm elections do not alter our country's leadership, reports the Dallas Morning News. Broden, a preacher running against incumbent Eddie Johnson, made the comments in a TV interview on Thursday, saying such an uprising "is not the first option," but it is "on the table."
He continued, "We have a constitutional remedy. And the Framers say if that don't work, revolution." Dallas County Republican Party leadership quickly condemned the remarks, which are far from Broden's only inflammatory statements. He described Americans' lack of outrage over government intrusion as akin to Jews "walking into the furnaces," and alleged that the economic collapse in the banking, housing, and auto industries were “contrived” by the Obama administration. Broden backed away from those old statements in the interview. Read the full article.