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Sullivan Apologizes For "Killing Senators" Comment

Oklahoma congressman John Sullivan is apologizing for comments he made this week at a Bixby town hall meeting.

Sullivan was in Bixby Wednesday at the Rivercrest Event Center. Tulsa's Channel 8 obtained a video from the meeting that shows, when asked about the Senate passing a budget that has been approved in the House, Sullivan jokingly said it would take bloodshed.

"I live with some senators, I yell at them all the time, I grabbed one the other day and shook them. I'd love to get them to vote for it. Boy, I'd love that, you know? But, other than me going over there with a gun and holding it to their head and maybe killing a couple of them, I don't think they're going to listen unless they get beat."

Sullivan spokesperson Vaughn Jennings says Sullivan apologizes for what he called a "poor choice of words to make his point".

"The Congressman offers his sincere apologies to anyone he offended and for using a poor choice of words to make his point -- which was that Senate Democrats are refusing to pass a budget or even vote on the 28 House passed jobs bills," Jennings said. "Millions of Americans are hurting. The Congressman feels their pain and does not want his comments to deflect attention away the serious issues our country faces today. And he certainly does not condone any form of violence as a means to fix what is broken in Washington."

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