Congressman’s Sidewalk Scuffle Captured on YouTubeSomeone needs to remind North Carolina Rep Bob Etheridge that this here is the Internet age, that he is a public figure, and that high jinks like this scuffle, which hit the Web on Monday (continued).
Someone needs to remind North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge that this here is the Internet age, that he is a public figure, and that high jinks like this scuffle, which hit the Web on Monday, should be avoided at all costs. Too late this time, Congressman.
Etheridge later apologized at a press conference and on his official website, saying, “I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction. … I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.” The man the Democrat grabbed in the sidewalk incident said he was a student, but his identity was not immediately known.
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, who once worked for Etheridge, said in an e-mail, “… I’m proud of Bob for taking responsibility and apologizing. …” –KA
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