Three days after an Internet video surfaced showing North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge in a physical confrontation with a young man, the lawmaker said he is "profoundly" sorry for the tussle on a Washington street.
Etheridge, a Democrat, is seen in an amateur video grabbing the wrist and neck of an unidentified young man after the man approached the congressman and asked if he supported the "Obama agenda."
"I apologize for my actions," Etheridge told reporters during a press conference Monday. "They were unacceptable."
"No matter how partisan and no matter how difficult things get sometimes, that's no excuse for my response," he added, shortly after releasing a written statement in which he said he "profoundly" regrets the incident.
The video, posted to YouTube last Friday, shows the man, who appears to be in his early 20s and who identifies himself as a student, approaching Etheridge on the sidewalk.
Need more proof that the pressure is getting to this inept, scandal-ridden Congress? They can keep blaming Bush all they want, but the people elected them for "change" 4 years ago and not a damn thing has come of it. Come November it'll be time to throw the bums out.