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.”Published in