Here is the video of the debate between Paul Broun and Barry Fleming:
Someone tell Barry Fleming, the man that represents everything that is wrong with the Georgia General Assembly, that it doesn’t hurt to smile every now and then.
Fleming made some statements that were factually inaccurate. Using this as an example of working across the aisle, Fleming said he worked with the Democratic sponsor of Georgia’s gay marriage amendment. Now I realize these two candidates are trying to out do each other on the gay bashing, but Fleming was wrong. The sponsor of that bill was ex-State Sen. Mike Crotts, a Republican.
Secondly, he claimed that doctors tell him that medicinal marijuana is not needed when treating cancer. I’d like to introduce Barry Fleming to Owen Beck, a teenager who was given medicinal marijuana while undergoing chemotherapy.
Fleming also mocked Broun’s belief in federalism, ostensibly mocking the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment in the process. Broun did not do much to impress me, but Fleming insistence that he is a conservative is a joke, much like his candidacy.