Congressman Flips Out, Attacks 'Student'

Video appears to show Bob Etheridge hit camera
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2010 9:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Conservative sites are abuzz with a new video in which a Democratic congressman appears to assault a pair of individuals with cameras harassing him on the street. When asked if he supports “the Obama agenda,” North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge smacks the camera out of one of the two men’s hands. “Who are you?” he demands more than once, grabbing him by the wrist. “I have a right to know who you are.”

The men call themselves college students and say they’re working on a project, but otherwise refuse to identify themselves; the one who appears on camera even has his face blurred out. According to Big Government, one of several Andrew Breitbart sites promoting the video, the incident happened after a fundraiser last week. For those keeping score, Breitbart’s sites were also behind the ACORN pimp videos.

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