GOP Congressman Jokes: Dems “Almost Got Lynched”

August 6, 2009 5:13 am

Here’s another way for Republicans to handle the disruptions at Democratic town hall events: Joke about lynching.

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) held a town hall of his own two days ago, and here’s what he said:

“This particular meeting, in a way is a little bit unique,” said Akin. “Different people from Washington, DC, have come back to their districts and have town hall meetings, and they almost got lynched.”

The audience then broke out into laughter and applause.

“I would assume you’re not approving lynchings, because we don’t want to do that,” Akin said, putting his hand to his neck in imitation of choking, which got audience laughing some more. “But the point is, people are really upset at some of this legislation, and with very good reason they were upset.”

(Via Fired Up Missouri)

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