Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) admits that he was the guy you yelled “baby killer” during Bart Stupak’s speech on the House floor. Neugebauer says he was talking about the bill and not Bart Stupak.
From Politico: “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 news release. “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 said earlier today, I really don’t care who said it or why. Given the Democrats behavior over health care they are not deserving of many kind words. to me Neugebauer sounds like he is covering his ass with an apology. If so he is being your typical wimpy Republican who goes out of his way not to offend the delicate sensibilities of leftists. This is an exercise in futility, because leftists heap scorn upon Republicans and conservatives no matter what they say or do, so why waste time placating them?
There is no way to really know if Neugebauer meant Stupak or the bill, the audio is not that clear. However, if Neugebauer really did mean to call Stupak a baby killer, then he should have the two stones to stand by the statement. These empty apologies by elected officials are growing very tiresome.