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Clel Baudler

With Occupy planning demonstrations at caucus sites throughout Iowa tonight, a Republican state representative is looking forward to personally beating up some of the protesters:

Iowa state Rep. Clel Baudler predicted that potential protestors at his caucus site in Adair County should expect a response that "will be swift and it will be sure."

"Since I'm not a state trooper anymore, they probably won't be handcuffed - but I have friends," Baudler said. "If an officer asks for help, I will help, believe me."

"We're just not going to tolerate in rural Iowa what's going on in the big metropolitan areas," Baudler said. "A little thump therapy never hurt anybody."

Fun fact: Clel Baudler is the chair of the Public Safety Committee in the Iowa general Assembly, which deals with law enforcement issues in the state.

Originally posted to Chris Bowers on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 08:12 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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