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Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 08:17 PM.

CHIPLEY — The City Council was not happy with the LaRouche Political Action Committee’s visit to Chipley.

“People were knocking on my door before I was even up,” said Councilman Ellis Reed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. “I told them, ‘I’m on the move!’”

Volunteers with the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee were in Chipley on Monday in front of the Post Office, calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, the passage HR 129, and selling memberships to the PAC.

Part of their display included a sign reading “Impeach Obama” and a photo of the president wearing a Adolf Hitler mustache.

Frank Mathis, a LaRouche PAC representative from New Jersey, said they were touring the Panhandle. “This is where (U.S. Representatives) Jeff Miller and Steve Southerland are,” Mathis said. “In 2011, Miller said he would not support restoring the Glass-Steagall Act. We want to know what he thinks now.”

Mathis said the Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in the 30s and protected banks and bank customers, but it was overturned in 1999 by President Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress.

The group’s platform supports reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, which limited commercial banks’ investment activities. HR 129, if approved, will bring that back and protect Americans, Mathis said.

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