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).

Said Neugebauer in a statement:

“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."


  1. JT says

    People fear what they do not understand. Perhaps your constituents would be less fearful of this bill if you honestly explained it. But then that would really put a damper on the campaign contributions from all the Chicken Littles who think the sky is falling.

    Also: You know what kills a lot of people, to include babies? Not having heath insurance or receiving basic preventive care.

  2. says

    Notice how he “regrets” the “timing and tone”…but not the content or responsibility part? Disgusting. I doubt any of this guys fellow Bush cronies ever would have tolerated that kind of behavior on the floor. Disgusting.

  3. Jeff in NC says

    Another Republican scum-sucker spewing a conciliatory crock of shit from his asshole -aka “his mouth” – to cover up his true character. “Hey, I know, I’ll say whatever the fuck I want in public, during a political discourse, just because I don’t get my way. Those Dems will have to accept my “heartfelt” apology and the “truth” because if they don’t then they’ll look like the bad ones.” Just like Larry Craig who had a wide stance and Joe Wilson who yelled “Liar” [during Obama’s speech] this is just another time when a genuine liar gets away with their “crimes”!

    These extremists just make me sick.

  4. Big Mack says

    This Tea Party Stupidity. The Federal insurace that covers him and his family pays for abortions. This has never been a problem for the Christian Coallation in the past for their politicians. It is a Federal law that a woman has the right to choose. I wonder if he has adopted or fostered any of the children that he is so concered about? The welfare department can’t handle the children they have now! The Republican Party just keeps going and going and it is down and down to hell. They are as out of touch with reality as the Pope!

  5. walter says

    big surprise a repukican and from texas, the land of the low iq’s and big mouths. maybe we can offer mexico 500.00 to take back that land of homophobes and bigots. when is the repukicans finally going to something to help the nation instead of getting us into wars? just one positive stand for the country would be nice. they have become the obstructionist party.

  6. gayalltheway says

    What is it with Republicans that they keep making an ass out of themselves?

    The only thing the GOP stands for now is lowering taxes for those rich and wealthy wall-street type greedy bastards who don’t do shit for the country and society. Sit in a comfy and luxurious executive room for 5 years or so and then walk away with millions and miliions of $$ taxpayers’ money and all the GOP can say is “LOWER TAXES FOR THEM because they deserved it”.

    When you really think about it, it’s really disturbing that there are people in this country who are homeless not because they are bums but because the system is so fucked up and then there are those who have multiple homes all over the world, have yachts that they don’t even use, private jets,etc who don’t give back to society. How could someone possibly spent billions of $$ in their lifetime if they live moderately but you keep hearing stories about CEOs getting bonuses in the millions of $$ for basically doing nothing of significant importance.

    Capitalism out, socialism in!

  7. BobN says

    The claim that he said, “it’s a baby killer” in reference to the bill is just a plea for audio specialists to investigate.

    Ten-to-one the “it’s a” part can’t be found.

  8. says

    >>Also: You know what kills a lot of people, to include babies? Not having heath insurance or receiving basic preventive care.<<

    I’ve always found the whole “abortion” vs. “heath care” debate strangely at odds with common sense. On one hand, Christian conservatives want to save the life of the unborn child, but don’t want to provide for that child once born for a better life.

    At the same time, they don’t really give a rat’s ass about the living without health insurance; the very group of people who have not had a voice in this whole debate. They aren’t retired, they don’t have a home in the north and the south, they don’t play golf all day, much less have the time to bitch, whine and scream in DC over possible cuts to Medicare Advantage.

    Instead, they are the working poor who can’t get coverage because of pre-existing conditions or are priced out of the market. So they say fuck all these people, it’s not my problem, pull yourselves up from your bootstraps, but god bless the unborn child that nobody wants to raise. Brilliant.

  9. patrick nyc says

    Will he say he’s sorry after one of these Tea baggers goes postal and kills someone? You don’t get to yell fire in a theater and say sorry after the panic.

  10. says

    This is some pretty poor journalism. Neugebauer admitted that he yelled “this bill is a baby killer”- that might be a little harsh and an outburst, but several Democrats said harsher things than that yesterday on the House floor. Yet your headline makes it look like he was fessing up to a personal attack. That’s bad journalism.

    By the way- why are are you liberal bloggers all upset about unsubstantiated homophobic insults when you routinely employ offensive homosexual insults to describe people going to tea parties? Sounds to me like you are hypocritical closet homosexual-haters.

  11. Toby says

    “teabagger” with a strike-through? If it is wrong to call Barney Frank a “faggot” (if it actually happened, which is debatable), it is wrong to try to denigrate people with whom you disagree by calling them the name for people who put men’s testicles in their mouths (it is doubly bad as it uses straight prejudice about bottoms – just as it is wrong to call gay men cocksuckers or pillow biters). Grow up (strike-through is pathetically juvenile) and stop being so hypocritically partisan.

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