Bart Stupak Called A Baby Killer Video! Watch the controversial Bart Stupak Called A Baby Killer Video. During the long-day House debate, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) was called a “baby killer” apparently by Republican members of Congress.
In an effort to disrupt the bill, the House Republicans introduced a “motion to recommit” that would have reintroduced the abortion amendment cosponsored by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.).
Pro-life Bart Stupak rose to speak against the amendment saying that it was nothing more than an effort to deprive 32 million Americans of health insurance. Democrats rose to applaud the much-maligned Stupak.
“It’s your bill!” shouted several chastened members from the GOP side, as the chamber descended into chaos. Once order was restored, a GOP member then shouted at Bart Stupak: “Baby killer!”
“Who said that?!” demanded a Democrat.
The shouter was not identified, but one reporter in the gallery thought it was Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.). It was not, he told reporters in the Speaker’s lobby as the vote on the amendment, which eventually failed by a vote of 199-232, was still going on.
“It was on the floor, but it wasn’t very far behind me,” Campbell told reporters. “But it was definitely on the floor, but it wasn’t me. I don’t think it’s appropriate at all.”
Campbell told reporters that it sounded as if it was said with a Southern accent. Rep. David Obey (D-Wisc.), who was presiding over the floor when the anonymous Republican member made the outburst, told reporters he knows who the offending lawmaker is but won’t name names.
“Members have a right to make an idiot of themselves once without being exposed.” says Obey.