Rep. Randy Neugebauer: I Shouted 'Baby Killer'
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) was the teabagger congressman who yelled "baby killer" from the House floor following passage of the health care reform bill late last night. Neugebauer claims the "baby killer" interjection was in reference to the health care bill in general and not aimed at Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI).
“Last night was the climax of weeks and months of debate on a health care bill that my constituents fear and do not support. 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. The House Chamber is a place of decorum and respect. The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate."