Rep. Broun: "Mr. President, You Don't Believe In The Constitution. You Believe In Socialism"

January 25, 2011 10:39 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

Last week, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) warned that bipartisan seating at the State of the Union was a "trap" to "silence Republicans" when "Barack Obama spews out all his venom." As it turns out, nobody tried to silence Broun, and he was the one making venomous comments — on Twitter — all throughout the president's address. In one especially despicable tweet, Broun wrote, "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism."

UPDATE: According to Roll Call:"Broun spokeswoman Debbee Keller told Roll Call that her boss tweets about the address every year from the confines of his office, instead of attending the event in the House chamber. 'Out of respect, he watches the President's speech from his office and uses his desktop computer.'"