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Republican congressman walks out during Obama's State of the Union address

Rep. Steve Stockman
Rep. Steve Stockman
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In a continuing theme of disrespect, a Republican congressman decided to get up and walk out of President Obama State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.

Rep. Steve Stockman. Out. The outspoken and disrespectful congressman apparently had enough midway through President Obama's speech and hit the bricks. According to the Dallas Morning News, Rep. Stockman got up and left because he thought President Obama was continuing his abuse of "Constitutional powers."

"Tonight I left early after hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers. I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers...Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight’s address."

Stockman continued in his statement, claiming President Obama was promoting the same economic agenda that he has had in the past.

"After five years in office Obama refuses to admit his policies have failed...He instead demands we double down on the bitter class warfare that has left Americans jobless and hopeless. Obama’s plan for higher taxes and more spending is a blueprint for perpetual poverty. The last thing America needs is more of the Democrats’ class warfare that has left our economy a barren landscape."

Whether you agree with the sitting President or not, to walk out on any speech, let alone a State of the Union address, is just plain wrong.

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