Some Republicans Will Skip Obama Jobs Speech

Thursday, 08 Sep 2011 01:13 PM

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A handful of Republican legislators have decided to skip President Barack Obama’s jobs speech to the joint session of Congress.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., called the address “more political speech than substantive” and said he will be attending a New Orleans Saints party instead, The Washington Post’s 2chambers blog reports.

Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., said that “instead of being a prop of another one of the president’s speeches, next Thursday I will fly home to Illinois to talk to real job creators.”

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., also will be a no-show and Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., said he will watch from his office, the Post reports.

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will not be present but his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., plans to attend, according to the Post.



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