speech at National Prayer Breakfast
The Hill -- Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey (Ga.) walked out of President Obama's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, his spokeswoman confirmed to The Hill.
Jen Talaber said the five-term lawmaker "left quietly" in the middle of the president's remarks.
“He was disturbed and offended by the president’s use of prayer and reflection time for partisan politics and class warfare,” Talaber said. “Rep. Gingrey enjoyed listening to the keynote speaker and found the breakfast to be inspiring until President Obama began politicking.”
At the breakfast, Obama tried to tie some of the proposals from his State of the Union address, such as everyone paying their fair share in taxes, to Biblical teachings.
Talaber said Gingrey listened to several minutes of the speech before he “slipped out.” He found the perceived politicking “inappropriate.”
Blog author's comments - I would have been out of there before Rep. Gingrey. It won't take long for the usual Democrats to declare that Gingrey is a racist for his failure to stay and listen to Obama play politics.