January 27th, 2010
12:18 AM ET
3 years ago

First on the Ticker: Wilson to deliver State of the Union Facebook response

Washington (CNN) – Congressman Joe Wilson will deliver the first ever live response to a State of the Union via Facebook on Wednesday.

The South Carolina Republican is most known for blurting out “You lie!” during President Obama’s last speech to a joint session of Congress. Wilson will deliver an address live on his Facebook page approximately 30 minutes after Obama concludes the State of the Union.

“Just like you and I would talk with our friends through the Internet [Wilson] is going to sit there with a Mac Book and camera on it and talk directly with people across the country,” Wilson campaign manager Dustin Olson told CNN.

Wilson will also be taking a select amount of questions people submit during his live address. After, the recorded video will be placed on Wilson’s YouTube page.

This news comes less than 24 hours after the White House announced it will ask YouTube users to submit questions that President Obama will answer on YouTube a week after the State of the Union.

-CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this report.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Liz

    So apparently you behave poorly and you get rewarded! Now, Republicans, that is a great message to send to the children on Facebook!! I think I for one will be "defriending" Mr. Wilson...No thank you. Now if Ron Paul or Olympia Snowe were giving the response, I would be all ears. Let's pick an intelligent and respectful Republican please!!!! AND I am NOT a democrat.

    January 27, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  2. Mike H.

    Joe Wilson is delilvering the GOP's response to the State of The Union? This isn't a sick joke? Surely most Republicans are not on board with this plan. How can one on the outside of either major party take the Republicans seriously? Joe Wilson? I so badly want to be able to scream "You Lie!"

    January 27, 2010 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  3. Kathy

    I am so embarressed that it is highly regarded to be disrespectful to the President of the United States!!!

    I hated bush and can't believe the trouble he caused us but I never spoke out loud..........

    I am white upper class but I totally think it's a racial issue--no one yelled out at Bush's State of the Union Addresses and belive me we thought he really was the village idiot!!!!

    January 27, 2010 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  4. Joe in Vega$

    United States of America has become a laughing-stock.

    January 27, 2010 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  5. Axel

    Who cares what some politician who is only known for being rude thinks? I sure don't. Yes, Obama lies. All politicians do. Tell us something we don't know, and do it a more professional manner, and people might just take you seriously. But continue to act like a flake and that is exactly what people will think you are.

    January 27, 2010 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  6. C Spurgeon

    What a pig. Is he going to prove his manhood by screaming at the President during a state of the union address. Send the cracker back to the crackerjack box...

    January 27, 2010 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  7. B. Churchill

    Wilson is a nauseating slug – those who admire him are clearly those who admire nauseating slugs...

    January 27, 2010 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  8. billy123

    Congressman Wilson I have two words for you:

    "YOU LIE"

    January 27, 2010 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  9. bennie new york

    Before "you lie", Joe Wilson was the name of my plumber. Now he has a million braindead Facebook followers. Anyone still think it was a slip of the tongue?

    January 27, 2010 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  10. jane

    Unbelievable. The man should be barred from the audience!

    January 27, 2010 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  11. Preston k

    Pkm why you get off your dam lazy buts and help obama he wants to work with you he cares tell russ limbut to get off his lazy kister and be a man

    January 27, 2010 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  12. Road runner

    I wonder if wilson would have shouted out at the president of the united states (you lie) if the president had been white.Everybody new then president Bush had problem with telling the truth and not one democrat ever disrespected Bush in such a manner,so you tell me",was it because he had no respect for a president of color.

    January 27, 2010 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  13. Road runner

    I wonder if Wilson would have shouted out at the president of the united states (you lie) if the president had been white.Everybody new", then president Bush had problem with telling the truth and not one democrat ever disrespected Bush in such a manner,so you tell me",was it because he had no respect for a president of color.

    January 27, 2010 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  14. Nea

    I wont be on facebook talkin to him in my heart i believe he is a racist no he will not admit it but sooner or later it will show.

    January 27, 2010 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  15. Richard Komi

    Rep. Joe Wilson did the unthinkable when he shouted you lie at the United States president as he addressed a joint session of congress. I think Mr. Wilson should lie low because history will not be kind to him. The only reason Wilson heckled the president is because the president is an African American and Wilson wanted to show how disdainful and disrespectful he is of African Americans.

    January 27, 2010 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  16. Beverly in NC

    Oh this will be hilarious! Another ignorant racist SC politician making stupid comments about issues he doesn't even understand. If Republicans are relying on SC Republicans, they are in deep, deep trouble. It is the Republican capital of hate, fear-mongering, lies, and racism- all those "purity test" values they live by! Wilson is a moron. This will be even funnier than the disaster of Jindal last year.

    January 27, 2010 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  17. Stop the Nonsense

    Interesting that he has a Facebook page but will not allow emails to his offical goverment issued email from out of South Carolina.
    Since all member of Congress vote on bills that affect all american, we should have access to them without going through Facebook/

    January 27, 2010 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  18. lifelong democrat

    I hope Joe Wilson will say again, YOU LIE! because that's the truth. Obama lied, America died; anyone who dispute it is a fool.

    January 27, 2010 03:24 am at 3:24 am |
  19. ANTHONY

    So it sounds like whatever Obama will say (no matter good or bad) Wilson will have a rebuttal... Um... Why do we want to hear from this disrespectful clown again??? Anyone???

    We have one of the brightest Presidents in a long long long time, and he's getting derailed by these republican jokers, then blamed for doing nothing???

    Im not stupid, too bad most of the country is.....

    January 27, 2010 04:25 am at 4:25 am |
  20. Jan

    It is amazing what disrespect of the leader of your country can do for you.

    BRING IN THE CLOWNS

    January 27, 2010 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  21. Jim

    The liars are asking their liar lap dog to lie once again.

    January 27, 2010 05:11 am at 5:11 am |
  22. Tom in Delaware

    Ah, this is the cherry on the top of the diasterous week the Obama administration has had:

    1) Scott Brown takes the Massachusetts Senate race

    2) Marion Berry (D) of Arkansas announces his retirement.

    3) SCOTUS protects Free Speech rights.

    4) Beau Biden announces he won't run for Delaware Senate seat.

    Now Joe Wilson will critique the State of the Union.

    Poetic Justice does exist.

    January 27, 2010 05:22 am at 5:22 am |