Radanovich Denies Yelling ‘Baby Killer’ At Stupak


The denials keep coming. Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA), who was rumored to have yelled “baby killer” at Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) during a floor debate on abortion says he’s not the man of the hour.

“In light of media speculation that I was the one who made the comment, I would like to set the record straight and be clear that I did not make the statement,” Radanovich says in a statement. “I condemn any manner of disrespect and name calling among my colleagues. While I am disappointed in Rep. Stupak’s decision to vote for this legislation, I would never attack his character and decisions in such an unacceptable manner.”

In the great tradition of Washington whodunnits, the hunt for the actual heckler continues.


Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com