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"Baby Killer" Remark Came From Randy Neugebauer
|Contributor||Brandonius Maximus |
|Last Edited||Brandonius Maximus Mar 22, 2010 01:59pm|
|Author|| Brian Montopoli|
|Media||TV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News|
|News Date||Monday, March 22, 2010 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) has admitted that he is the person who yelled "baby killer" as Rep. Bart Stupak was speaking about the health care bill yesterday. He said he was not referring directly to Stupak but rather to the bill itself. |
"Last night was the climax of weeks and months of debate on a health care bill that my constituents fear and do not support," Neugebauer said in a statement. "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," continued the lawmaker. "The House Chamber is a place of decorum and respect. The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate."