Congressman Etheridge’s Response to His Viral Video

A few hours after becoming today’s viral video sensation, Congressman Bob Etheridge released a statement regarding his actions:

I have seen the video posted on several blogs.  I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved.  Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, 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.

Congressman, what part of the question was intrusive or partisan?  You were on a sidewalk. You were asked a simple question that wasn’t partisan at all, and you responded by assaulting a student.  I’d say that’s more than a “poor response” and disproves that you actively work to promote a “civil public discourse.”

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