Democrat Congressman Bob Etheridge attacked a college student on a Washington street, here is the video:
While most people would be charged with assault and battery, one wonders how U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge will get off.
And the Washington Post calls this a “hug“! Now, if the Washington Post wanted to have any journalistic integrity, they would call it what it is instead of bending over backwards to try and protect this thug. The Washington Post long ago lost any ability to be independent and is stuck in the “protect those in power” at any cost mindset. A disgrace to a paper that in the past had some journalists working there instead of PR flacks.
What are the people of North Carolina thinking electing scum like Bob Etheridge to Congress?
Update: Bob Etheridge has now issued a statement:
Washington, DC, Jun 14 – U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) released the following statement on the viral video which appeared on the internet today: “I have seen the video posted on several blogs. 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.” Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC-02)
“I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.” Rep Etheridge, does “civil public discourse” include attacking people? Etheridge is a joke.