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Alan Grayson interrogates some unfortunate Republican hack

by Ari Rutenberg

In the following clip, Rep. Alan Grayson prosecutorially dismantles Georgia's Paul Broun on an amendment banning ACORN employees from participating in certain government oversight function. The reason is that it is unconstitutional to single out a certain group or class for special treatment, what the constitution refers to as bills of attainder. The bill is political nonsense, and clearly unconstitutional. Rep. Broun obviously has no understanding of the constitution, and cannot even come close to competing with Grayson's deep and abiding knowledge of the constitution and its history. It's pretty brutal, and we need to see a lot more of this.