GOP Congressman Walks Out During Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech

February 3, 2012 12:00 AM
GOP Congressman Walks Out During Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech
" ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) — A Republican Georgia congressman walked out during President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday.

Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., left during Obama’s speech because “he was disturbed and offended by the president’s use of prayer and reflection time for partisan politics and class warfare.

“Rep. Gingrey found the breakfast to be inspiring until President Obama began politicking, which the congressman found to be inappropriate,” Jen Talaber, spokeswoman for Rep. Gingrey, told CBS Atlanta. “While he commends the president for his attendance, Rep. Gingrey wanted to hear what was in his heart and not campaign rhetoric.”

During the National Prayer Breakfast speech, the president compared his economic policies to the teachings of Jesus.

“And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense,” the president said. “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’”

Talaber told CBS Atlanta that these types of political comments during a prayer breakfast “disappointed” the congressman.

“There are 364 other days a year in which to do that.” "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Monday, April 16, 2012 by Lexington Herald Leader

GOP, Dems clash over Obama tax boosts on wealthy

17, 2012, file photo House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, walk towards the House floor for the final vote on the payroll tax cut extension on Capitol Hill. Democrats and Republicans are forcing ...

Read more
Monday, April 16, 2012 by Huffington Post

HUFFPOST HILL - Iguana Fart Videos, Thinly Sourced K Street Gossip And Other ...

Romney said he was still deciding whether to appear SNL, which almost weekly skewers the presumptive GOP nominee. 'I haven't made a decision on that, just heard about it,' he told 'World News' anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview today when ...

Read more
Monday, April 16, 2012 by StandardNet

Tea Party movement still 'fired up' despite shrinking rallies

Tea Party voters "will walk over hot coals to get to the polling places and make sure that Barack Obama is not re-elected," said Melanie Morgan, the KSFO "hot talk" radio personality. After months of divisive GOP primaries, and with the party all but ...

Read more
Monday, April 16, 2012 by KVOA Tucson News

GOP candidates gearing up for CD 8 special election

The candidates have been busy with phone banks, meet and greets and neighborhood walk and knocks. Each candidate is vying to represent Congressional District 8. The GOP candidates include Giffords' 2010 opponent Jesse Kelly, State Senator Frank ...

Read more