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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See post #18.
Nothing truly sincere in this apology.
Hey, would the MEDIA be interested if a REPUBLICAN congressman assaulted a student??????
"Who are you, boy? Don't you know how good the liquor is when you're a Congressman?"
Rat bastard commie pig! I hope & pray that both victims (including the camera man) files assult charges against this commie pig.
Is she a lush? I mean, I must say, if I were a Congressman, I’d be a lush too. Why not? Hell, I’d be drinking beer for breakfast. I’d have a flask in my jacket. I’d be smoking doobies in the cloak room.
"I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect."
The question posed was viewpoint neutral.
"No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response..."
There was nothing intrusive or partisan about the students actions. They were polite and well within their rights.
I can. I'd like a conviction for Assault and Battery.
You're kidding, right? If this was a Republican, they'd be demanding his resignation right now. And the Republican would be hammered relentlessly by the press, the liberal elite and the Hollywood establishment. The video would be playing constantly on the media, 24/7, on TMZ--everywhere, until his reputation was destroyed. The lawyers would have served him papers in a lawsuit, before EOB today, and the kid would be lauded as some kind of hero, instead of being treated like some kind of pariah. So, no, I'm expecting much, much more from this POS "Public Servant" who would try to man-handle and bully a kid for asking a simple, honest question.
If those kids hadn't suggested that Styx had the greatest album in 1978, they wouldn't have had such a violent response.
It would be fun to see a well done compilation of all of these Democrats disrespecting people...Reid saying tourists stink, Boxer demanding to be called “Senator”,etc.etc.The subtitle would be something like, “the party who claims to be for the common man/working people...etc.” One such video would pretty much cover all of the races in the various states and would be irresistible to watch.
Could be a shape shifting militia member
No, they cannot. We have liberal First Selectwoman. She couldn't help but trash the U.S. for the Japanese interment camps while giving the Memorial Day address to our town.
She told us about the fact that they called them "relocation" camps instead of the "interment" camps because that was nicer. Her father was in one of those camps and he volunteered to fight for the U.S. Still she had to get her shot in.
If anyone has updates on the charges if any, please update us.
Also, noteworthy, but not shocking, CNN doesn’t cover this tree falling in the woods; to them it didn’t make a sound...no sign of it on their unbiased website.
He's only sorry he got caught on camera and it made the 'net. I, too, hope the young man presses charges. At any rate, we can only hope that more Dems follow Etheridge's example and give us more insights into what NOT to aspire to.
If those kids hadn’t suggested that Styx had the greatest album in 1978, they wouldn’t have had such a violent response.
LOL.. You nailed it!
CNN: think, Ted Turner, Founder.
Ted Turner: think, Jane Fonda, Wife
Jane Fonda: think, AKA Hanoi Jane
What don’t you understand about CNN’s liberal views?
He needs to be CHARGED for ASSAULT!! PRESS CHARGES!!!
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