GOP lawmaker scheduled to take part in rally calling for Obama’s overthrow in ‘second American Revolution’
A Republican congressman is listed on the roster of right-wing cranks, conspiracy theorists and gun advocates who plan to rally next week to call for the overthrow of President Barack Obama.
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is expected to join Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman for the planned Nov. 19 “Reclaim America Now Coalition” rally outside the White House, which is billed as “the beginning of the peaceful, nonviolent second American Revolution.
Klayman, who claims the president was likely born in Kenya, has been calling for an Egyptian-style coup of Obama and claims the president was convicted by a people’s court in Florida of using a fake birth certificate to prove his eligibility for office.
Franks, a rabidly anti-abortion and pro-gun lawmaker who’s called the president “an enemy of humanity,” will appear at the rally with former Republican Rep. Bob Barr, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America and perennial candidate Alan Keyes.
Other scheduled speakers are anti-Muslim blogger Pam Geller, conspiracy theorists Joseph Farah of World Net Daily and Floyd Brown of Western Center for Journalism, Joseph Kaufman of the anti-Muslim Americans Against Hate, and anti-gay radio broadcaster Bradlee Dean.
The rally is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Lafayette Park across from the White House.
A column on World Net Daily, which has been publishing Klayman’s calls for a “coup de Kenyan,” compared the planned rally favorably to two recent demonstrations involving bikers and truckers in Washington, D.C.
Klayman has published a document he calls a second Declaration of Independence complaining about National Security Agency surveillance and insufficiently anti-Muslim policies in the Middle East, among other grievances, including the president’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack and alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.
He’s calling for the resignations of Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and threatening “alternative legal courses of action” if those top officials don’t voluntarily give up their positions.
Watch Klayman address a group of veterans in a video posted by World Net Daily:
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