For eight years, from 2007 to 2015, Paul Broun was a Republican member of Congress, representing Georgia’s 10th district. In 2012, as a sitting member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, he made nationwide news when video emerged of him speaking at a Baptist church and telling the crowd that evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang were “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” (follow link for video)
Broun also “anointed” the doorway through which President Obama walked before delivering his first inaugural address and co-sponsored a bill reaffirming “In God We Trust” as our nation’s official motto. That’s besides all the deranged right-wing policies he supported.
Broun ran for Senate in 2014, but was defeated in the GOP primary. He lost his House seat in 2016 when fellow conservative nut Doug Collins beat him in that primary. It didn’t help that there was an ethics investigation into Broun’s former chief of staff.
Now he’s running for his old seat, now in the 9th district, once again. (Collins has that seat right now, but he’s running for U.S. Senate.)