Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.) identified himself as the member of congress who shouted "baby killer" during Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-Mich.) speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Sunday night.
Neugebauer, a three-term member of Congress from Texas, issued a statement of apology on Monday, saying that the statement was not directed at Stupak.
"In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase 'it's a baby killer' in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership," Neugebauer said. "I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself."
According to US Federal law, an embryo, who is dependent on his/er mother for function, is not a human being. This man owned his mistake, but clearly lacks the ability to comport himself in uncomfortable situations . Hope he's embarrassed and thinks before he speaks, next time.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
"Last night was the climax of weeks and months of debate on a health care bill that my constituents fear and do not support. In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase 'it's a baby killer' in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership. While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself. "I have apologized to Mr. Stupak and also apologize to my colleagues for the manner in which I expressed my disappointment about the bill. The House Chamber is a place of decorum and respect. The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate."
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:41 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:42 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
That its not that big of a deal...I mean the dems have done it too. Isnt that moniker we are working under now/ Everyone is being held to the lowest standards of others. I know thats how the president has been running the country so I guess it applies accross the board. So much for CHANGE!
Answer by momof030404 at 3:43 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Mine too QM, and I appreciate his honesty and apology. Funny that some one hete were tryinhg to deny that it happened because they didnt hear it themselves...and defending HIS actions when even HE isn't doing that..we nedd MORE people like THAT , who ADMIT their mistakes.
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