October 22nd, 2009
10:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Joe Wilson's wife diagnosed with swine flu

Rep. Joe Wilson's wife has swine flu.
Rep. Joe Wilson's wife has swine flu.

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.


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soundoff (218 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Why does this guy's wife have the ability to get tested for H1N1, when the rest of us with flu like symptoms are told by our doctors that they are no longer doing tests for swine flu?

    October 22, 2009 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  2. GOPBslapper

    She gets Swine Flu and her husband Lies like a stuffed pig........how appropriate.

    October 22, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  3. c

    I guess the real swine gave it to her.

    October 22, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  4. linda

    Hmmm. Interesting. I wonder how old she is. The New York Times had an article the other day that claimed most people over 50 are just not getting it (the Swine Flu).

    October 22, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  5. mk

    I wish her well, I had it a month ago and it is tough. I know she is getting the best of medical care, in a setting were there are no illegals getting health care and everyone has good health insurance. If I were her I would always want Joe to keep his distance anyway, his hate and bigotry might be contagious.

    October 22, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  6. asianb

    I am sorry that Mrs. Wilson is ill but maybe it had to do with fact that Rep. Joe Wilson, her husband is a pig.

    October 22, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  7. dave

    she got the swine flu from the biggest swine in SC...her husband

    October 22, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  8. Cathy Gray

    Is this a joke? His wife is home burning up with fever and body aches and he promises to "whoever" that he won't get near his wife???? That confirms a lot about him calling the president of the US a liar while he is a guest speaker in the House of Representatives. Maybe early dementia??

    October 22, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  9. DAVE

    before any of you liberal know it all's say what I know you are going to you had better think about the karma that will be heading your way...... people are dying from an epidemic that our country can't seem to figure out how to get out to the people who need it.... i find it hard to fathom these so called delays that should not be happening yet the CDC is on every week tallying up the death tolls because of the govt. lackidazical approach to helping it's citizens..... when the manufacturers of the vaccine were asked about the delays they all said that they are on scedule at 95% procuctivity yet they can't figure out how to distribute because the GOVT. is charged to deliver instead of private industry..... and these idiots want to run health care..... give me a break

    October 22, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  10. nonie

    I guess if he plans on getting the vaccine only after "the majority of the American people" receive it, he's not getting it. He lies!

    October 22, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  11. Michelle

    Well pigs do LIE together (LOL)!

    October 22, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  12. dave

    I thought you couldn't catch swine flu from a pig.

    October 22, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  13. Loann Drake

    along with being Mr. Rudeness I guess we can add Mr. Sensitivity to Wilson's credentials with his saying that he will stay away from his wife. Maybe she could use a little TLC.

    October 22, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  14. McCain-in-4

    Senator Wilson,

    Joe, I know we've had our disagreements in the past, but please give Roxanne my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    President Obama, Nobel Laureate

    October 22, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  15. Frisky

    Too easy, too many swine jokes associated with this man.

    October 22, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  16. Chicago11

    This is the same beleaguered wife who wanted to know which idiot said "You lie" to the President. Poor woman married to that pol. I hope she recovers quickly – and I sure hope the real Mr. Liar himself doesn't tell her she wasn't really sick from that fabricated "flu" that the administration is foisting off on the public as a pretext for dangerous vaccinations...

    October 22, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  17. 'RUB' THE CLOWN

    Hope she has her papers

    October 22, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  18. DJ

    Well... I love the kiss of Karma... so sweet...

    October 22, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  19. Tom

    What's the old saying? "Those who lie down with dogs get up with fleas." Well, those who lie down with swine....

    October 22, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  20. billy123

    Question will Congressman Wilson take his wife back to S. C. to a private hospital or like the rest of the Congress go to a government run hospital?

    Congressman Wilson you "LIE"

    October 22, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  21. Ryan

    This idiot wasn't newsworthy before, he's even less newsworthy now... c'mon CNN.

    October 22, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  22. Dave

    Her getting swine flu is no surprise, she's married to a pig.

    October 22, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  23. Calidan

    God is sending another Republican a message...

    October 22, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  24. mutant underground

    the government is coming for you joe wilson.

    the bell tolls for THEE.

    October 22, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  25. Lil

    Boy Joe, I guess someone up there is listening to our prayers! Hopefully your wife will sneeze on you. But unlike many uninsured Americans your family's insurance is paid through American taxpayer dollars!

    October 22, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
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