Democratic leaders ‘apologize’ to a House Republican in the funniest way possible

October 10, 2013

Following a public temper tantrum by Rep. Martin Stutzman (R-IN), the top four Senate Democrats jestingly apologized Thursday after the congressman said Republicans were not to be “disrespected” and must win something in return for keeping the government open. He was even offered a group hug.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) told reporters,”I want to apologize for anything I may have said that disrespected Marlin Stutzman.”



















Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo reports, “Similar apologies were offered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), who then called on Stutzman to stop disrespecting Americans harmed by the shutdown and agree to reopen the government.”

Sen. Patty Murray offered a “group hug” if it would help console the congressman.

The Democratic leaders brought a poster of Stutzman’s quote, which he said during an interview with the Washington Examiner. After the quote made the usual rounds in the media and on the Internet, Stutzman walked it back.

TPM took the photo.


  • joe ebbitt

    does money really influence people to look at the GOP platform and say “yes ,this is for me?”. We gotta quit defunding education, .

  • Bad Bob

    I agree with both Carolyn and Billy. And yes, it alluded to my dislike that the Republicans have denigrated one of my favorite religious songs, while claiming to be superior Christians. That is exactly why I made the comment I did.

  • Daniel Leyva


  • BethDunham

    What made America so stupid ?

    • Kim

      I could think of a lot of things that made Americans so stupid, but one for sure that is KEEPING a whole lot of them stupid is Fox News, the mouthpiece of the Republican party.

      • BethDunham

        thats 4 sure

    • oxco

      ummm, people like you

      • BethDunham

        wrong one more time Tea Bagger clown

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