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Monday, March 22, 2010

Anti-abortion Democrat Stupak called 'baby killer'

... and on the floor of the House of Oxymorons, during the health care show, I mean, debate.



As you know, you can't spell "Oxymorons" without "Oxy."

(What did you think I was going to say?)

Politico reports that some House members know who it was but won't say.

You don't want to be inappropriate, you know?

AP UPDATE: Texas Republican says he shouted 'baby killer'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer acknowledged Monday that he is the lawmaker who shouted out "baby killer" during a floor speech by Rep. Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion Democrat whose vote was crucial to passage of the Democratic health care bill Sunday evening.

Neugebauer, in his third term from a solidly GOP district that includes the city of Lubbock, said he had apologized to Stupak for his outburst, which drew a rebuke from the chair during the often-rowdy debate.

Neugebauer insisted in a statement that he was not referring directly to Stupak but to the agreement that the Michigan Democrat helped work out with the White House. That eleventh-hour agreement, under which President Barack Obama said he would issue an executive order pledging that no federal funds be used for abortions, helped seal the last votes Democrats needed to pass the bill.

He said his exact words, referring to that agreement, were "it's a baby killer."
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