Skip to comments.Etheridge apologizes for confrontation caught on video
Posted on 06/14/2010 11:00:57 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) on Monday apologized for behaving aggressively during a confrontation on the street with a young man who claimed to be a student.
"I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved," he said in a statement released by his office.
A video of the incident, in which Etheridge can be seen swatting at a camera and grabbing the young man by the coat collar, appeared online Monday morning.
"Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina," Etheridge said, "I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse."
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At least this one has the sense to apologize without using some weasel phrase like “if anyone was offended.”
He is veritable Einstein compared to most of them.
Donate to his opponent:
“with a young man who claimed to be a student.”
They just can’t help themselves, can they. He “claimed” to be a student. Like maybe he’s one of those subversive FReeper types who think they have a right to talk to their Congresscritter occasionally...
Like an appology is supposed to make us all over look that fact you are a complete asshole.
I apologize. I should NOT have had those last three Bourbons. They tasted great and I felt three sheets to the wind, but in hindsight I’ve probably blown my career (such as it was) right out my ass! Thank you.
He’s really sorry for only ONE thing...that he was taped and he got caught. Everything else is BS.
Pretty sincere apology. Can’t ask for much more than that.
"I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved,"
I'm going to try not to start drinking til noon from now on.
"Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina," Etheridge said, "I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect.
Throughout all these years guzzling swill at the public trough, I've tried not to let my true colors show.
No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse."
Nevermind that I hate my constituents, and people in general, except for one or two local hookers and a few bartenders here and there, I will try to be nice if I absolutely must confront the lower orders.
I ask for more!
I want him lawyered up, ansering questions like a weasel and his wife having to repair to the islands to get away from the press. I want him in court!!
BUt that’s just me and I am a mean girl.
I'm holding out for jail time for battery.
He and Barbara Boxer must do lunch together.
“No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response.”
Translation: the guys who questioned me are intrusive and partisan and are ultimately at fault.
Sigh. He hasn’t quite mastered the apology has he?
What he should do is offer to let the kid do a proper interview in his office or at a good restaurant If you are going to eat crow, then do it right.
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