New Hampshire state Rep. Michael Cahill asked if the budget isn’t going to help people with disabilities, then why not euthanize them which caused a backlash of protests.
“Since we are refusing to raise revenues to fund needed programs, to fund services to disabled, for example, have you looked at euthanasia?” asked Cahill, a Democrat, during a legislative debate on the budget Wednesday.
House Speaker Shawn Jasper quickly called Cahill out of order and called his comments “inappropriate.”
Cahill would later apologize.
Thursday night, Cahill told NH1 News over the phone that he got too emotionally involved as the budget debate got heated.
“I don’t think we should be abandoning people, and I know we have to balance the budget,” Cahill said.
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