March 23rd, 2010
08:11 PM ET
3 years ago

In Web video, Neugebauer says he'll continue to speak out

'I'm never going to quit speaking on behalf of the unborn,' Rep. Neugebauer says in a Web video.
'I'm never going to quit speaking on behalf of the unborn,' Rep. Neugebauer says in a Web video.

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Randy Neugebauer, the Texas Republican who sparked controversy when he yelled out 'baby killer' on the House floor Sunday night, is not backing down from his vocal opposition to abortion.

"I'm never going to quit speaking on behalf of the unborn," Neugebauer says in a Web video posted on his campaign Web site.

Referring to his outburst, the Republican also says, "And I will continue to speak with the same passion that I did last night, maybe with a little bit different form, but still with the same intensity."

The video is embedded on the Web page http://www.randyforcongress.com, just above large red button that says "Donate Today."

The congressman thanks his supporters in a note below the video player.

"Thank you for your support and contributions as I stand firm in my commitment against the government takeover of healthcare and for protecting the sanctity of life," he writes.

As Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Michigan, delivered a speech Sunday night on the contentious issue of whether the health care reform bill would allow for federal funds to be used for abortions, someone shouted out "baby killer," from the Republican side of the aisle. It was unclear until Monday afternoon who yelled out.

The outburst was immediately interpreted as being directed at Stupak, who staunchly opposes abortion and who led a coalition of anti-abortion rights Democrats that threatened to withhold their support for the health care bill over the issue of abortion funding. Stupak and his like-minded Democrats reached an agreement with the White House on the issue, thus assuring that there would be the necessary 216 votes to pass the bill. Stupak was explaining the terms of the deal when the "baby killer" outburst occurred.

In a statement released Monday, Neugebauer acknowledged that that he was the person who yelled "baby killer." But the Texas Republican said he shouted out "'it's a baby killer' in reference to the agreement reached by Stupak's Democratic coalition.

Neugebauer reiterated his frustration about the agreement reached between the White House and House Democrats in his video.

"Not only did we see the government takeover of your health care, but we saw the lives of unborn children used as a bargaining chip to somehow get the needed votes to pass this legislation," he says.

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soundoff (162 Responses)
  1. guest

    The way he is the outburst tells me his apology was meaningless. Just like Rep Wilson, he's using it as a PR stunt. Lame.

    March 23, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  2. jaiku

    I just don't get this argument that the 'life' of an unborn is more important than the life of other humans.

    March 23, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. Horvath

    I believe the quote was, 'it's a baby killer' as opposed to 'baby killer.'

    Seems to me that only quoting the 'baby killer' gives a false impression and misleads the readers.

    Wolf Blitzer did the same thing. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe he only said, 'baby killer.'

    But if he said 'it's a baby killer' CNN should rethink their bias approach and give the entire quote and the context of the quote.

    March 23, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  4. GODZILLA2

    Yes, because you're a loser and a jerk, and tomorrow, you will still be a loser and a jerk, and the day after, and the day after that, etc., etc.

    March 23, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  5. Denna

    Oh yeah, by all means, keep right on talking. You are not speaking in behalf of the unborn, you are doing what all Repubs do – you are trying to undermine President Obama. He has repeatedly said that tax payer money will NOT be used for abortions, but you just keep right on blathering. He signed an executive order stating that this will not happen and STILL you yak on. I am beginning to think that you are insane, just what Repubs vote for – nutty blabber mouths.

    March 23, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  6. guest

    The way he is the publicizing his outburst tells me his apology was meaningless. Another way to stay in the headlines and make some money. Just like Rep Wilson, he's using it as a PR stunt. Lame.

    March 23, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Shame on Mr. Neugebauer behavior. People all over the world are laughing about these behaviors. What they will do to get attention.

    March 23, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. Tom

    Why does texas have so many morons?

    March 23, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  9. Jerry - Florida

    Rep. Neugebauer NEVER let the "Bully and Liar-in-Chief" and his misguided followers and moronic administration in general, silence you.

    YES, I am a life-long Democrat that does not believe a word the NObama administration utters. It's almost impossible to distinguish where their truths, if any, end and where their lies begin.

    March 23, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  10. Terry - Indiana

    Tell me, where was Representative Randy Neugebauer and the rest of the Republicans when George Bush was creating false intelligence reports and spending trillions of dollars fighting a worthless war with Iraq? This entire Healthcare Bill could have been paid for with the money wasted by Bush, Cheney, and the goofballs at the CIA. If you want to cry "killer" I think the Republican Party murdered thousands of U.S. Soldiers by sending them into a worthless war.

    March 23, 2010 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  11. GaryB

    Neugebauer voted to keep the health insurance companies exempt from federal anti-trust laws, so one has to wonder what his true objections to the healthcare bill would be, particularly considering the language being added to prevent federal funds from being used for abortion.

    March 23, 2010 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  12. Laurie

    Please keep your big mouth open yelling inappropriqate comments.

    March 23, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  13. John

    Just another dumb idiot with nothing useful to say.

    March 23, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  14. mabel floyd

    when i heard ,baby killer"–i said then"i bet that is an idiot from texas. i was right. we have a gov who wants to succeed and i hope he does. maybe he can go to costa rica with "dumbough"-just think they have gov health care in cost.a rica–texas is at the bottom when it comes to people being insured.
    we also have right wing fake christians who now run the text book board. they are now in the process of changing history. out with thomas jesserson–in with regan. in the text books will be the great influence of cowboy music on the development of our nation. people here love to drink the cool aide of power to their preachers, the right wing nutty buddies and their fear of the future. sometimes the american people win–today pres obama win one for the people.

    March 23, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  15. Jake

    You can run on any statement you choose, but you do NOT belong in the House of Representatives. You represent no one, but yourself and your self serving thought to get elected.( Or maybe, like many people of your bent, just to have 15 minutes of obscene fame.) Your need to be seen has, truly downgraded our country. You have become the Taiwan form of governance, fight, yell and be nothing that people elected you to do, govern! My country is better than this, and I know my Constitution is better than you. You are an embarrassment and you are not better than the Constitution. Sadly, the people you say you represent can be no better if they accept your benign "excuses".

    March 23, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  16. Jay

    You should keep quiet before makes you!

    March 23, 2010 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. jojomcgee

    I don't have a problem with what Neugebauer did.

    I propose that going forward the word "quissling" be replaced with the word "stupak" when treachery is discussed.

    March 23, 2010 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  18. sarah

    Yes, the unborn. No one seems to care about the people that are already here that continuously get screwed by the insurance companies and not given treatment because of it.

    March 23, 2010 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  19. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    How about his idiotic congressman speak out on behalf of his living constituents?
    GOP = ?

    Exactly.

    March 23, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  20. jojomcgee

    FOX is reporting that the God King Obama HAS NOT SIGNED THE EXECUTIVE ORDER. And the White House does not know when it will be signed. That confirms what everyone knew at the time Stupak was betraying the unborn. Shame on Stupak.

    March 23, 2010 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  21. Geoff

    Pro-life and Pro-birth are not the same thing. Randy should spend more of his time supporting children that have already been born into terrible situations or to awful people. Instead he just wants to see more babies born into equally unacceptable circumstances and who cares after their born. What an ass.

    March 23, 2010 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  22. Ron (Denver)

    And yet, we don't care. Putz!

    March 23, 2010 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  23. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    It is a free country to speak up but people have the right to have the actual facts!

    March 23, 2010 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  24. andrewstl

    class act!!

    he is a example of why abortion should be retroactive.

    go away you racist ignorant foolish old man!

    March 23, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  25. Wmscot

    Lkie I said he is getting alot of money for his re-election for being rude !

    March 23, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
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