He said it at the Rotary Club then repeated it yesterday to AP:
A Republican congressman from Georgia is calling President-elect Obama a Marxist and warning that he might be planning to form a Gestapo-like security force so he can rule as a dictator.
In July, Broun explained, Obama spoke of creating a civilian force so as to help the military shoulder some of the nation’s national security burden..
“That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”
Broun theorized that after Obama creates this national police force he’ll ban gun ownership.
“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential.”
The AJC’s Jay Bookman:
Broun might as well have claimed that he had been abducted by aliens and appointed queen of their planet Bogusia… Sane people all over the country are snickering at Broun, as they should be. He is the point at which the lunatic fringe and Republican officeholders intersect.