Skip to comments.Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared
Posted on 03/26/2010 10:56:40 AM PDT by worst-case scenario
The man who berated and tossed dollar bills at a man with Parkinson's disease during a health care protest last week says he is remorseful and scared.
"I snapped. I absolutely snapped and I can't explain it any other way," said Chris Reichert of Victorian Village, in a Dispatch interview.
In his first comments on an incident that went viral across the Internet and was repeatedly played on cable television news shows, Reichert said he is sorry about his confrontation with Robert A. Letcher, 60, of the North Side. Letcher, a former nuclear engineer who suffers from Parkinson's, was verbally attacked as he sat before anti-health care demonstrators in front of Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy's district office last week.
"He's got every right to do what he did and some may say I did too, but what I did was shameful," Reichert said. "I haven't slept since that day."
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Maybe he hopes that this article will placate the people that are angry at him. Ha! Good luck with that, though.
I think he had a good point. Help the truly needy with charity, not with the coercion of government.
The dems are scum.
So, what did the other guy do? The double standard at work again!
The great lie, buried amongst the lesser lies. The demonstrators are ANTI-FASCISTS.
“I’ve been looking at the web sites,” he said. “People are hunting for me.”
This is why he is scared.
Just wait till a few more folks snap an "go medical" because rationing is about to kill their loved ones. Postal workers will start to look like pikers.
Just think how better we could treat the helpless if we didn’t have to squander our limited resources (money) on the clueless!
There are interviews with him on YouTube that were madee by some Ohio group named “ProgressOhio” that went looking for him afterward. It is very informative to watch them.
He is on Medicaid. He says that he went not for his own need for help, but to get health care for other people.
After watching him, I personally do not think the episode was staged. Of course the videos were filmed by Progressives, but he seems believable. Let me know what you think after you’ve seen them.
They weren’t able to identify the other guy, so he didn’t get the attention that Reichert did.
Thanks. I went back and reread. My questions were answered thanks to your response.
Herein lies what truly horrifies me. The clueless care not for the helpless and the POS in the White house is using the clueless to run roughshod over all of us. The selfishness at the core of the clueless is pure evil IMHO. They care not for the fears or physical burdens borne by the elderly and infirm. How sick!
Its going to really get rough during the coming immigration/amnesty push.
When you own the press, you own the (stupid) people.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a video of this guy playing tennis were to surface. Wonderful for the heckler. And even more wonderful for the guy to be able to walk!
Get a gun, Reichert, and stop apologizing.
Once you apologize, they own you.
Give the guy credit for owning up to his actions! Leftists hardly ever apologize for theirs! We all know what it is and the LSM can only inflame the morons.
Is there any proof the guy really has Parkinsons disease?
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