Jacob Volkmann, the mixed-martial arts fighter who said last week he wanted to "knock some sense into that idiot" Barack Obama, told HuffPost on Wednesday that he regretted the comment in light of the Saturday assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that left six people dead.
"I would never make that comment if that shooting happened first," said Volkmann, 30.
The Arizona shooting has resulted in widespread, and sometimes controversial, calls for toned-down political rhetoric. Volkmann, whose remarks won him a customary visit from the Secret Service, is toning it down.
"I can't imagine what it's like for the parents," he said, reflecting on the massacre in Tucson. "I got a four-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy."
Answer by AdrianaS at 8:10 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Seriously keep posting this stuff as someone neither republican or democrat it just makes me see who the people are out there trying to use this tragedy to their advantage. The dude was nuts. He shot a crowd of people. End of story.
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Nothing to see here, folks....move along!! LOL :o)
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