Washington State Senator Michael Baumgartner, who is a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, recently told political blogger Josh Felt to "go f*ck yourself," reports RawStory.com.
During an email interview, Felt asked Baumgartner about the controversy surrounding Rep.Todd Akin's remark that a woman who has suffered a "legitimate rape' could "shut down" and prevent a pregnancy.
Apparently, Baumgartner thought the controversy was drawing attention away from America's foreign wars.
He sent an email, on August 21, to Felt that said: “Josh, this is Pat Feeks, a Navy SEAL killed last week in Afghanistan. Take a good look and then go f*ck yourself.”
Baumgartner released a statement today apologizing: “This was a follow-up e-mail to a previous conversation with a local blogger. I apologize to Josh for my strong language.”
However, later today, during an interview with KIRO-TV, Baumgartner took back his apology and said that Felt "had it coming."