GOP Rep. Paul Broun Calls Occupy Wall Street An ‘Attack Upon Freedom’

On Thursday’s edition of ABC’s TopLine, anchor Amy Walter asked Republican Congressman Paul Broun about his take on the Occupy Wall Street demonstration. “They don’t know why they’re there, they’re just mad!” admonished Broun. “And I see people angry in my district too but this is an attack upon business, attack upon industry, attack upon freedom and I think that’s what this is all about.”

Broun charged that unions were just exploiting the protests for their own political means and that America’s “freedom” was in jeopardy.

“The unions seem to be weighing in and trying to subvert that anger into political power to try to reelect a president who’s policies are just totally ignorant and incompetent about the economy, and how to create jobs and how to create freedom in this country,” Broun added. “This president and his administration have policies that are taking our freedom away.”

Earlier in the interview, Brown expressed his opposition to President Obama‘s jobs plan. “This is just more of the same of his same old failed policies that have not created jobs out in the private sector, it’s not stimulated the economy and it’s just more of the same,”

Watch the segment below, via ABC News:

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