I’m hearing reports on twitter that this video has been removed from youtube already (Update: and indeed it has). I guess UFC claimed copyright infringement? Regardless The Right Scoop saved this one from going down the memory hole and posted it up on Eyeblast.
Frankly if I were the student being assaulted in this video I would press charges against this nut. Of course if this student chooses not to press charges this congressman should be forced to publicly apologize and leave office in disgrace. This is despicable behavior from an adult let alone a congressman.
UPDATE: Here is the full video all the way through from both cameras (via DCCameraGuy and Moe Lane)
For a truly bizarre take on this story, see Colby's post at Mediaite: Congressman Loses Cool To Students With A Flip Cam, But Comes Out The Hero? But this is the same site that blames Rabbi David Nesenoff for "bringing down Helen Thomas"
For a more rational reaction to this, see Jim Treacher's post here: Dems gone wild!
It's amazing that Tea Partiers are accused of all kinds of violence (and hateful rhetoric), without any incidents of violence, and here we have an actual assault by a Democrat on a college student, (and someone spewing hateful rhetoric) and people think him a hero (and make excuses for Helen's comments).
Bob Etheridge must go.
Memeorandum has lots more on the Etheridge smack down.