WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rep. Joe Wilson's wife Roxanne has been diagnosed with swine flu, the congressman's office confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
The South Carolina Republican who gained instant notoriety in September for shouting "You lie!" at the president told The Hill newspaper on Thursday that he plans to keep his distance from his wife when he returns home this weekend.
Wilson said he plans to get the H1N1 vaccination soon, but only after "the majority of the American people" receive it.
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Washington, is the only member of Congress to have contracted swine flu. He tweeted the news on Monday, revealing plans to head off to "seclusion for a while" while he recovers.
I hope she recovers safely.
But can you say karma?
Wilson's lying. I don't believe a word he says.
Hope Mrs Wison enjoys the taxpayer-funded Health Insurance Congressmen and their families get.
It's a good thing HE has a good health care plan. If only he thought every other American deserved what HE has.
"Wilson said he plans to get the H1N1 vaccination soon, but only after "the majority of the American people" receive it." Joe, YOU LIE!
I am sorry that Mrs, Wilson has H1N1. I would not wish it on anyone. Good thing she has the best (free) health care Joe's job can buy. What about the rest of us Joe????
Wilson will probably find some way to blame the flu on Obama.
Joe Wilson's wife being diagnosed with H1N1 has nothing to do with anything political. It has nothing to do with Joe Wilson's demenor, beliefs, or his bad behavior, nor does it excuse that bad behavior. It has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats.
The only point of interest is that this disease can touch anyone and will likely touch everyone one way or another eventually.
I just wish her a speedy recovery, and that it didn't pass on to any more of their family, friends, or co-workers.
Does she have health care? Oh yeah, we pay for it. Maybe she should not take anything for it like the millions of other uninsured.
That's funny that he made it a point to say that he will get the vaccine only after "the majority of the American people" receive it. Wouldn't want to be the guinea pig now would we Rep. Wilson? You Lie!
Poor lady. First she has to suffer the embarrassment that is her husband and now the pig has made her sick, too.
What a bonehead, his wife HAS the flu, but he's going to politicize his getting a vaccination until he's milked it for gain and until it doesn't matter. Classic neo-con, too little, too late and politics first.
I hope she gets better soon. That being said, Joe Wilson is still a boorish redneck.
God is punishing the liar!
HAHAHA!!! Good. This guy is pathetic.
No problem for her getting the best health care treatment available – she get "socialized" government health care.
The GOP's dear leader told his listeners not to get vaccinated against any flu, looks like Wilson is one of them. I don't understand why republicans hate science so much.
I don't mean to laugh, but um.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Interesting. Very interesting. I wonder if there is such a thing as 'what goes around comes around'. Interesting.
I hope Mrs. Wilson recovers and that's all I'm saying. I won't touch this, it is wide open for pig comments.
He has nothing to worry about, he has really good health care for him and his family, unlike millions of working Americans who cannot afford it or have been denied due to a preexisting condition....
You Lie. ha ha ha
this is not news, who cares
You know what it extremely sad about this story? It has made national news headlines.
She must have caught it from her husband.
This is one of he dumbest articals I have ever read. Who gives a rat's . Didn't this guy get enough publicity already?