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Stupak: 'Baby-Killer' Shouter Neugebauer Should Apologize

The "baby killer!" controversy in the House of Representatives isn't quite over.

Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan was on's Unplugged today. During a conversation with John Dickerson the lawmaker said that Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, should go on the floor of the House to apologize for shouting "baby killer!" while Stupak was speaking during Sunday's debate on the health care overhaul legislation.

"He said it wasn't directed towards me personally," Stupak told CBS, referring to Neugebauer. "Well, if that's the case then it must have been directed to the rest of the members of the House. I would hope Randy would just clear it up and take to the ... floor and say, 'look I didn't mean to offend anyone. If I did, I apologize.' That's what he should do and that's what I would expect him to do."

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Correction at 8:45 p.m. ET: Earlier, we wrote that "during the health care signing ceremony at the White House it was Stupak who shouted — to much amusement, not shock — 'yes we did!' when President Barack Obama said that many lawmakers had 'taken their lumps during this difficult debate'." NPR's Julie Rovner, who passed along that information, now says that was incorrect. The New York Times, Real Clear Politics and Julie report it was Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y.