Submitted By Todd on June 14th at 10:01pm
How is it possible that a liberal congressman, filled with love and compassion, assaults an innocent kid with a video camera? Must be because he'd had a long day of empathy.
After questioning Etheridge on whether he supports the “Obama agenda,” the North Carolina Democrat demanded to know who the students were. The interviewer said they were working on a project. Etheridge continued to ask who they were, then swatted the camera and grabbed the interviewer by the arm and back of the neck before eventually letting him go.Even though he was supposed to be apologizing and taking responsibility for his actions, the Congressman was slippery, talking about how he'd been abused by people in the past as if that would somehow justify his actions in the video.
Republicans called the incident evidence that Etheridge isn't fit to serve in Congress. "Bob Etheridge has lost it," said Jon Thompson, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman. "His conduct is unbecoming of a member of Congress. It's bad enough that he's joined Obama's assault on North Carolina jobs, but his physical assault on a college student goes beyond the pale."Chris Matthews says Etheridge was ambushed! Here's the original video again. You can see that the kids were pretty passive.