UPDATE, 3/22, 5:54p: Lol, “baby killer” is an “anti-choice slur”
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UPDATE, 3/22, 1:19p: And the “baby killer” utterer is… Republican TX Rep. Randy Neugebauer. His statement

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“Last night was the climax of weeks and months of debate on a health care bill that my constituents fear and do not support,” Neugebauer said in a statement. “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. 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….

“I have apologized to Mr. Stupak and also apologize to my colleagues for the manner in which I expressed my disappointment about the bill. The House Chamber is a place of decorum and respect. The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate.”

UPDATE, 3/21, 11:25p: From Politico, the hunt is on…

Reporters in the House chamber said the “baby killer” shout seemed to come from a group of lawmakers that included Rep. John Campbell (R-CA), but he said it wasn’t him. “I don’t think it’s appropriate at all,” Campbell told Politico.

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Campbell said the voice came from the floor – from someone who was behind him and to the left. “Some people know who it is but won’t say,” he added.
Later, he told reporters that he thought the voice belonged to one of the Texans seated behind him. “The people who know won’t give it up,” he told reporters. “I’m not casting dispersions on that state.”…

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-WI), who was in the chair at the time, said he saw a Republican lawmaker shout out “baby killer” – but he wouldn’t say who it was.
“I think members have a right to make an idiot of themselves once without being exposed,” he said.
Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann and Tom Price said they believed the voice came from the gallery and not from a lawmaker. Price declined to say whether the comment was inappropriate.

UPDATE, 3/21, 11:10p: Here is MSNBC’s report on the incident. Watch to the end. You think the talking heads have moved on to a different topic, but they circle back…

3/21, 10:59p: Move over, “You lie!” and “Not true.”
I can’t believe a House Member yelled this. Gotta think it came from the gallery. We’ll know. The media will hunt this person down. Sounds like he yelled it more than once…

Until I find a video of the entire scene, here’s another video of Stupak right before the incident. You can’t hear “baby killer” as well in this video as the one above, but you see what’s going on leading up it…

Although I think Bart Stupak indeed became a baby killing advocate today, and this sort of epithet is what he traded pro-abort epithets for (i.e., I think his wife should continue to keep those phones unplugged for awhile), this was bad form.

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