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.
Why are lawmakers wives being tested.. every news report indicates that test are only for those hospitalized.
We wish you a very speedy recovery. We need bold leaders like you who are not scared to expose the corrupt president and his administration.
Can we just say that Wilson has H1N1 and have hime keep his distance from the American public?
Will she go to a doctor using their health insurance??
Good Lord, she's married to a pig....
MAYBE instead of keeping away from his wife..he will learn to keep his big mouth shut. Love him or hate him..you dont interupt the President of the United States when he is making a speech. Maybe his mom never taught him never to interupt people when they are speaking...
Instant Karma gonna get you,,,,,
Glad to see a Congressman and his wife excercising some good old common sense in keeping distance until the bug passes – rather than risking getting the flu and spreading it given how public his job is. Finally – someone with brains!
Karma bites in the butt
I say let Joe Wilson stand in line at a free clinic to get his shot. I assure you he lacks the courage to do this.
'Wilson said he plans to get the H1N1 vaccination soon, but only after "the majority of the American people" receive it.' (rolling my eyes). I love it when these blowhard Republicans express faux compassion.
He can get the shot but he'll still be a pig!
Sorry to hear that. Hoping for a speedy recovery for Mrs. Wilson.
Kudos to Joe for waiting until it's available to rest of the nation!
Mr. Walden is the only Congressperson *known* to have contracted the H1N1 virus. That does not imply that he's the only one to have contracted it.
Well let's have it. All the hateful angry liberals will get a big kick over this and how she deserved it for being married to Wilson.
Oh gee. She must be human like the rest of us. What a surprise!
When he found out, he shouted at his wife "You lie still!"
The reason she has Swine flu is because she lives with that obnoxious ignorant red-faced piggy.
We all pray for her swift recovery,
You've got to be kidding. This passes for news???
This is news? Get real CNN.
I hope she recovers swiftly! (And Joe - they can cure H1N1, but they can't cure stupid - crack a book, you jokester).
My god! Karma IS real!
She probably caught it from that swine of a husband she has. Get rid of him and you'll clean up the air you breath !
Probably caught it from the swine...