VIDEO: Democratic Congressman Caught On Camera Roughing Up College Student


You don’t see this every day: A video, produced by the Stage Right Show, which is affiliated with Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government project, of a Congressman–Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC)–getting uncomfortably rough with a young man. Watch:

It appears from the video that’s been posted that the kid on camera (who claims to be in college) approached the congressman on a city street, with a videographer in tow, and attempted to ask him questions about his level of support for President Obama. I’ve placed a call and an email to Etheridge’s spokesman for a comment on just what happened here from his perspective. We’ll let you know what his response is as soon as we get it.Late Update: Etheridge has released a statement apologizing for his actions.


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