You'll be seeing a lot of this video.
U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge , a Lillington Democrat, was leaving a fundraiser in Washington headlined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when two guys with video cameras met him, according to a blog post on Big Government, a site affiliated with conservative commentator and publisher Andrew Breitbart.
"Do you fully support the Obama agenda?" says one of the guys, as Etheridge asks "Who are you?"
Etheridge repeats the question several times as he tries to swat one of the cameras out of his face.
"He goes BERSERK!" reads text on the clip, which includes a couple of edits.
Etheridge continues asking who the men are and as they refuse to state their names, Etheridge holds one by the wrist and grabs him by the back of the neck.
"Bob Etheridge has lost it. His conduct is unbecoming of a member of Congress," Jon Thompson, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement.
Messages to Etheridge's office were not immediately returned Monday morning.
After several hours of silence on the video, Etheridge issued an apology Monday afternoon.
“I have seen the video posted on several blogs,” Etheridge said in his statement. “I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved.”
“Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect,” he said. “No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not just justify a poor response. I have and will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”
State GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer has scheduled a news conference this afternoon with Etheridge's Republican opponent, Renee Elmers.