WASHINGTON (CNN) – South Carolina Republican congressman Joe Wilson has now raised over $2 million in campaign contributions since he shouted "You lie!" at the president earlier this month.
A campaign aide confirmed that Wilson surpassed the $2 million mark on Monday.
Wilson and his 2010 opponent, Democrat Rob Miller, each raised more than $1.5 million in the week after Wilson's outburst, which occurred during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on September 9.
The House voted to formally reprimand Wilson last week, amidst an aggressive online fundraising effort by the congressman's staff.
Miller is scheduled to visit Washington on Wednesday for a pair of fundraisers on Capitol Hill.
This is DRUG MONEY........
Criminals Pay Criminals for Criminal Acts........
Wilson talked publicly about his native city of Charleston, SC in glowing terms.
Well, Charleston, SC is my ancestral home, probably moreso than it is his.
He shames Charleston. And HE is shameful.
Support for Joe – or referendum on the liar? hmmmmm?
Another example of how stupid Americans are...giving Monday to a fool.
Why do people reward ignorance?
Pretty sad that this guy is getting rewarded for not only acting like a petulant child, but for lying.
It appears that hate pays and lives on; especially in SC.
Joe 'The Liar" Wilson was hilarious last week when he drummed up more money by saying that move on.org and ACORN have targeted him.
I will never believe that he is the best that his district can elect. As a true son of the confederacy, he is still fighting the Civil War
Wilson has no shame. His excuse is he couldn't control his emotions? A schoolkid would go to detention for doing what he did and yet he seeks to profit from his misdeed. With his childish, rude behavior he has embarrassed himself and his state and set a terrible example for young people. If South Carolina wants more disgraceful outbursts by this career political hack, they will certainly re-elect him. If South Carolinians believe they have been embarrassed enough by shameless narcissistic politicians, they will elect Iraq War veteran Rob Miller.
You couldn't find a more transparent racist. He just couldn't stand seeing that Black Man spouting off in front of Congress. And now he's the spiritual leader of the GOP. Truly revolting.
I love it when people reward someone for bad behavior.
That guy should be more than "reprimanded" – he should be booted from his seat. You let one outburst like that go through and suddenly we'll be seeing verbal outbursts at every speech given from now forward. Ridiculous. Where is your civility?
Gee, the congressman from South Carolina is not as dumb as he looks.
However, the good people of South Carolina will have the last word.
So did he get a contribution from his honey in Argentina??
Joe, I have not sent my money yet, where do I send it.
Joe Wilson is still my hero!!! One of the few in dc who spoke the truth!
Go Joe – You speak the truth.
I wonder how much of that 2 mil came from insurance companies. I would like to think the general public is not that stupid – or are they?
I'm curious to see the sources of where Joe and his opponents millions are coming from. How much from insurance companies/corporations?
Joe Wilson EXPOSED the liar-in-chief.
Go Joe.....granted you shouldn't have disturbed the Congressional speech....but we wouldn't have known that Obama "lied" again...regarding illegal aliens.....CNN he now tells the Hispanic Gala that now we need to legalize illegal aliens so they can have healthcare....double talk again....a liar....CNN are you asleep at the wheel...again.
It's pretty nuts, isn't it? 2 words uttered.. and over 3 million dollars gets thrown at it. It really shows the obsurdity in our propaganda fundrasing system.
Wonder who'll do the next inappropriate shout out to raise funds? I have no doubt, it's already in the planning stage...
Thanks to republicans
Most of the republicans called them conservatives
But they are teaching bad example
I may not support the policies of Obama but I still believe that the office of presidency of the United States should be given the utmost respect and I personally believe that Rep. Wilson was wrong about what he did. Having said that, he has already apologized twice and the president has accepted his apology and we should leave it at that. I also strongly disagree with Carter's charge that the 'overwhelming' portion of those who oppose the president during the tea parties are solely based on race. Am I saying there is no racism involved? Of course not! But I do not believe it's the 'overwhelming' majority as Carter charged. By the way, I am NOT white...so you can draw your own conclusions.
Disrespectful man, his contributors are the wingnut groups! So sad they do not have a mind of their own! Another name for them KOOLAIDE PEOPLE!!