(CNN) – Rep. Bob Etheridge apologized Monday for his physical confrontation with two young men who identified themselves as students and asked if the North Carolina Democrat "fully supports the Obama agenda."
"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."
Earlier: Congressman involved in on-camera confrontation
Democrats are scumbags. It's truly amazing that anyone in this country supports such a morally deprived party. DISGRACE
7 term Congressman, it's time for him to go! 14 years and this is the results he has to show for it! We need to cleanse Congress of these career politicians and elect people wo will truly represent their electorate! These types of actions just shows the disdain and contempt these members of Congress have for the American people! Remember Harry Reid saying he could smell the tourists?
These egotistical old mules need to be sent home, and not just the Democrats! Republicans too!!
Until we change the type of people we elect, we will never see change!
Wouldn't this be Page One stuff if it were a Republican Congressman? Still more evidence that the current US government has degenerated into a thugocracy.
Now he needs to go to jail!
The voters of North Carolina will have the chance this fall to show the rest of the country that they do not condone psychos representing them! Those boys were neither intrusive or partisan...he lost his faculties...throw the bum out!!!
Remember when Michael Moore . . .
To little to late bubba! You assaulted a kid. Appologatic words are insufficient, resignation for ASSAULTING a KID is the only acceptable response.
Question for Pelosi.....
Is Etheridge a Tea Party member? If not, maybe he should join the Tea party to learn some manners.
Another example of elitist polotician.
"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."
So these two young men were "Intrusive and Partisan"? That may play well with the idiots who post on this site and the liberal media but hopefully the good people in his district will realize who he really is and send him packing come Nov. 2nd.
As for me I don't buy his apologies as he doesn't have a choice when all his carrier now depends on what he has done. But I know for sure what he is now. I think I will vote for a republican.
I think this is hysterical. Didn't take him long to say "I'm sorry". Sent the video all over the internet this morning, hope it goes viril. Also called his office and told his staff that his bully antics only tell us who he really is. I wish their had been a police officer around.
The Progressives are behaving like thugs, it doesn't go over well with America but they think an appology fixes it.
Oh no, no the American people have great memories. Can't wait for Nov. 2010 election......
Apologize? I bet if he wouldn't have done what he did had that been a full grown man. He would of been picking himself up off the ground, when he awoke from a stiff upper cut to the sleep button!
If I were that kid, he would be answering to assault and battery charges.
Well......does he fully support the Obama Agenda?
If not, then all he is, is a DINO. Don't waste our time
pretending you're a Democrat Etheridge
resign now you democrat scumbag
So, is he going to return the cell phone he stole from the victim?
He should be given a pink slip.
This guy sucks. I would have slapped him across the face and made sure he knew why, then had him arrested for assult. Self defense is a great thing!
He'll have plenty of time for anger management courses after November.
He should be arrested for assault. I'm guessing by his actions he supports checking id's in Arizona, and checking them by force.(tongue in cheek)
Bu-bye Rep Etherridge. The video was shocking and I can tell you that you do not represent a government for and by the people. You should be ashamed. I cannot wait unt il November to vote you out.
Resign scumbag. Then go to the DA's office and sign a confession. Otherwise your words are meaningless bull.
The Congressman's actions are disgraceful.
Gotta love it when a liberal self-destructs .. Bye-bye Bob. You just lost your bid for re-election.
Who am I? A patriot who opposes everything you, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the Democrats (aka socialists) stand for.
Wake up people! In November 2010, vote American, vote Republican.
What....ever!!! Go ahead and retire now!!