Rep. Paul Broun boasts about killing a lion: ‘It was kind of chewy’

By David Edwards
Friday, March 22, 2013 10:14 EDT
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Rep. Paul Broun poses with a lion he killed (YouTube)
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Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) is wooing Georgia voters with tales of his hunting prowess as part of an effort to be the next senator from Georgia.

During a recent interview with the National Review, Broun bragged about the various exotic dead animals that decorate his Capitol Hill office.

“One politico says that Broun made the final decision to pursue a congressional career during his days as a volunteer lobbyist for the Safari Club International, a group that advocates for conservation and hunters,” the National Review‘s Betsy Woodruff wrote. “Broun remains an avid hunter. When I stopped by his Hill office, the first thing I noticed was that hunting trophies covered almost every wall. When he had to move offices a few months ago, the movers made quite a scene parading the heads of wild animals through the halls of the Rayburn House Office Building.”

“If I shoot it, I’m gonna eat it,” Broun told Woodruff, pointing out that warthog was especially delicious.

“I had roast warthog, it was cooked in a French style. I’m a French cook myself, and I like to cook things with some fancy sauces and stuff that I’ll make at home. That was excellent.”

The lion that he killed, however, “wasn’t particularly tasty.”

“It was kind of chewy, but I ate it too,” he explained.

In 2010, Broun took Roll Call along on a tour of his office.

“I’ve eaten everything that’s in here,” the Georgia Republican insisted. “This lion came from Zimbabwe. After eating this animal, the natives called me Boss Mashumba, which means Boss Lion. They had never seen a guy come and actually eat a lion. It’s not very good.”

“It was the Second Amendment and hunting that started the process of my understanding what the Constitution is all about and what we have lost in the way of freedom,” he added. “And I’m here to try to restore it.”

Watch this video from Roll Call, uploaded in 2010.

(h/t: Daily Mail)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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