He’s only sorry that he got caught.

U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge apologized Monday, following the release of a video on the Web that shows the Democratic lawmaker in a physical confrontation with another man on a Washington D.C. sidewalk.

“I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction, and I apologize to all involved,” Etheridge, who represents North Carolina’s 2nd District, said in a statement. “Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect.”

I’m just glad that technology has gotten to the level that this crew was able to bring not one, but two cameras, so that the Congressman could only snatch away the first one.