A Republican candidate for governor in Idaho who joked about hunting President Obama over the summer is calling for God to save the U.S. Constitution.
Rex Rammell said recently it is time for citizens to "rise up" and defend the Constitution. He said he will spread that message on the campaign trail.
"To think that we can save the Constitution without God's help when the government of the United States is corrupt is absurdity," he said. "We are in America's second Revolutionary War to save our freedom, which we paid for with blood. We need God's help and I'm not ashamed to ask for it."
The Idaho Statesman first reported
the video where Rammell makes the remarks.
He and one other candidate are challenging Gov. Butch Otter in the May 26 Republican primary.
In the video, Rammell quotes Joseph Smith of the Mormon Church and said he disagrees with people seeking separation of church and state.
"I am simply trying to rally the people to this cause," he said.
He said he's "tired" of people telling him he can't bring God into his campaign speeches.
Here's the video:
Rammell made headlines in August when speaking to a local Republican group about the state's wolf hunt, for which hunters must pay for "wolf tags." An audience member shouted out a question about "Obama tags."
"Obama tags? We'd buy some of those," Rammell responded.