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Bob Etheridge apologizes for reaction to students with camera

Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) has issued an apology for his behavior on a much-circulated video in which two young people with a video camera who identify themselves as "students" elicited an angry reaction from him -- including grabbing the right arm and then the full body of one student. [Original Etheridge post below.]

"I have seen the video posted on several blogs," says Etheridge. "I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction, and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse."

I'm still trying to find out who the students were.

By David Weigel  |  June 14, 2010; 1:18 PM ET
Categories:  Congress , Interviews , Scandal  
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