In a rambling exchange during a TV interview, Broden, a South Dallas
pastor, said a violent uprising "is not the first option," but it is "on the table."
Broden, a first-time candidate, is challenging veteran incumbent Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
in Dallas' heavily Democratic 30th Congressional District. Johnson's campaign declined to comment on Broden.
In the interview, Brad Watson
, political reporter for WFAA-TV (Channel 8), asked Broden about a tea party event last year in Fort Worth
in which he described the nation's government as tyrannical.
"We have a constitutional remedy," Broden said then. "And the Framers say if that don't work, revolution."
Watson asked if violence would be in option in 2010, under the current government.
"The option is on the table. I don't think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms," Broden said, without elaborating. "However, it is not the first option."