Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) said Tuesday he will not apologize to the House of Representatives for yelling out “it's a baby killer” on the House floor Sunday night during remarks by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) just before the House finished its action on the health-care bill.
In a telephone conference call with bloggres on Tuesday afternoon, Neugebauer rejected a demand by Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House Democratic whip, that he apologize to the full House.
“For what?” Neugebauer asked. “I was out just speaking the truth, and my constituents know that I was out speaking the truth and people all across the country know that I was speaking the truth because their outpouring has been overwhelming.”
He added: “I won’t apologize for doing the right thing. Not gonna do it. I will apologize when they repeal this bill.”
The West Texas Republican pro-life congressman told CNSNews.com he wasn’t calling Stupak a name Sunday night but was referring to the bill itself.
“You know what I said (was) -- ‘It’s a baby killer’ -- and I was talking about this bill,” Neugebauer said. “When you look at the Senate bill it definitely does not offer the protections for the unborn that the House bill does."
Neugebauer said he is stunned by the outpouring of support he has received since Sunday evening.
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