And The Award For The First GOP Congressman To Call Obama A 'Socialistic Dictator' Goes To...
A spokesperson for Weber's office later confirmed that "it is our tweet."
It was a classic troll move and perhaps a rather obvious cry for attention. As the National Journal reported last year, Weber, the Texan who replaced retiring GOP Rep. Ron Paul in 2012, fancies himself the next "Republican troublemaker, if only someone would pay attention."
Weber may have been the first Republican member of Congress to attack Obama as a "dictator" on Tuesday, but it's possible he won't be the last. In 2010, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) tweeted his response to the president's State of the Union address, saying that Obama believed in "socialism," not the Constitution.
This post has been updated with comment from Weber's office.
Luke Johnson contributed reporting.