One hit deserves another. So in that vein, a home video of a North Carolina congressman taking a swipe at a college student has gone viral – already racking up more than a million-and-a-half hits on YouTube in just one day.
Watch the video here on RadarOnline.com
In the video, we see two young men approaching Rep. Bob Etheridge, a Democrat from the Tar heel State, on a Washington, DC sidewalk and ask him if he supports the “Obama agenda.”
“Who are you?” asked a clearly agitated Etheridge, grabbing one of the cameras and pointing it down.
The young men say they are students.
In a news conference Monday afternoon, Etheridge apologized for his behavior and “poor response” to the situation.
“I have seen the video posted on several blogs,” Etheridge said. “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.”
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