Randy Neugebauer Yells "Baby Killer"
by TexasGOPVote on March 22, 2010 at 6:08 PM
“Baby killer” was yelled on the House floor Sunday night as Representative Bart Stupak (MI) discussed abortion-related aspects of the health care legislation. Representative Randy Neugebauer (TX) a conservative Republican from Texas, revealed on Monday that he was the lawmaker who shouted the controversial remark that has been compared to Joe Wilson's "You Lie" moment.
According to The New York Times, Neugebauer was not referring to Stupak, but to the agreement itself:
“In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase ‘it’s a baby killer’ in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership,” Mr. Neugebauer said. “While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself.”Mr. Neugebauer said he had apologized to Mr. Stupak and regretted his outburst. “The House chamber is a place of decorum and respect,” he said. “The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate.”