Exclusive To Right Wing News: Bob Etheridge’s Opponent, Renee Ellmers, Responds To His Assault On A Student Film Crew


As many of you are no doubt aware, Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge is in the news for assaulting a student who asked him a question. Here’s the video of the incident that’s turning up all over the place.

Etheridge has already issued an apology for his odd and violent behavior.

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.

One of the reasons Etheridge may have apologized so quickly is because he’s in a +3 Republican district and has a credible challenger,:  : : : : Renee Ellmers.

I reached out to Renee Ellmers’ campaign and they have released their FIRST written statement about the incident to Right Wing News. Here’s what Renee Ellmers has to say,

If a teacher or principal treated a student this way — it would raise serious questions and he would be suspended. This kind of behavior is equally unacceptable in a Congressman. Bob Etheridge needs to make a full, complete and candid public explanation for this behavior. His describing his behavior as “a poor response” is not adequate. Most important of all, Congressman Etheridge should apologize — in person — to the two students.

You can donate to Renee Ellmers’ campaign here. Additionally, you can follow Renee Ellmers on Facebook and Twitter.

Trending Today

Related Articles

14

Marco Rubio Vs. Charlie Crist: A Tale Of 10 Straw Polls

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is supposed to represent Republicans — aren’t they? Heck, they’ve got the word “Republican” right

1

Time: Conflating Big Spending With ‘Moderate’

(My first piece for Breitbart’s new BigJournalism.com site is up. And here it is…) One of the tricks that the

2

Ben Howe Presents: The Last Best Hope Video

You’ll be sure to get a chill with this great video. A steely feeling of resolution will over come you.