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Rep. Ron Saunders to Daphne Campbell: Sorry for your "psychological trauma"

Florida House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders issued the following statement about Rep. Daphne Campbell and all the sturm and drang:

 “Representative Daphne Campbell has requested that I correct reported statements attributed to me regarding an alleged incident on the House floor last week.

 “I want to make clear that, contrary to any press reports, I did not personally witness any incident involving Representative Campbell. I apologize for any psychological trauma that these reports may have caused her.

 “The abortion issue is deeply personal and emotional. The Florida House Democratic Caucus did not take a position on any abortion bills and all members, including Representative Campbell, were free to vote any way that they wished on those bills.

“I agree with Representative Campbell that no member’s name or standing should be tarnished because of their beliefs and convictions, and I will continue to support all of our members’ right to stand up for those beliefs and convictions.”

 

[Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2011 8:32pm]

    

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