September 15th, 2009
03:57 PM ET
12 years ago

House resolution over Wilson 'breach of decorum'

Congress is expected to vote this afternoon on a resolution expressing disapproval of Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina for his outburst during President Obama's speech last week. Full text of the resolution:

Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson; and Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.

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soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Alaskan

    Republicans, opposing the resolution, approve Joe Wilson's behavior because right now, they're all acting like jerks.

    September 15, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. HS

    Yes, the Dems booed during Bush's speech. That was an expression of disagreement – not polite, but NOT an accusation of lying. Big difference. They are not morally equivalent situations. The House rules specifically say that no one can cast aspersions on the integrity of the speaker. That's what Joe Wilson did. If he had booed, he wouldn't have been asked to apologize, etc.

    September 15, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. JDD

    To quote then-Presidential candidate Obama, "Spare me the phony outrage."

    By the way, President Obama, a pro-life man was shot outside a school not more than four days ago. We are waiting for your national statement of sympathy, as well as your statment of how you deplore acts of violence against anyone for their pro-life beliefs. The same as the statement you made when Dr. Tiller was killed.

    Where is that statement?

    Are you really trying to bring the country together?

    September 15, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  4. walleye

    They left out the last sentence. Whereas he should be tarred and feathered and sent packing.

    September 15, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
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