Congressman who shouted 'You lie!' at Obama will sit with Democrats
January 24th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
12 years ago

Congressman who shouted 'You lie!' at Obama will sit with Democrats

Washington (CNN) - A Republican congressman who unexpectedly participated in President Obama's health care speech in 2009 by heckling the chief executive says he will be flanked by two Democrats on Tuesday night to show his willingness to work with the opposition party.

Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted "You lie!" during the president's address on health care in September 2009. The chief executive had just denied that illegal immigrants were covered in his proposed health care plan.


Filed under: Congress • Joe Wilson • SOTU 2011
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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - John "The Weeper of the House" Boehner

    So what? Joe Wilson is a classless bafoon. If he was a man of honor, he will denounce those knuckleheads in South Carolina who are brandishing his infamous "you lie" comment onto rifles to remove it. But we all know he won't do that. He's now a star amongs the far right elite.

    January 24, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  2. Blake

    He should sit with others of his maturity level which would be the House Daycare Center.

    January 24, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. OneMoreTime

    "to show his willingness to work with them"...or is it showing their willingness to forgive him? Anybody bring duct tape?

    January 24, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    Praise the Lord – NOW he will shout

    "Tell the Truth Brotha'!!!" or

    U GO BOY!!! (And we will accept the USE of BOY in this content) or

    "The TRUTH will set us FREE!!!" or

    "GO-BAMA!!!!" or

    "AHHHMEN Brother Man!!!"

    All it takes is just a "little bit" to respect, love for our neighbors and NOT forget that President Obama is the current leader of our free nation and DESERVES the respect from his House and all Americans...

    Disagree with his policies, if you may
    But do it in a respectful way.................Amen!

    January 24, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Hey Joe! You lie!

    January 24, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. New Age Independant

    You mean Rep Wilson who was correct in his assessment... Still it was bad form from the representative.

    January 24, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    but came under widespread criticism from both parties for what was seen as disrespect.
    Pardon me, but I have NO RECOLLECTION of any such "criticism".
    I do however have a very clear recollection of wanting the earth to open up and swallow me whole when I heard Wilson yell ou; such was my embarrassment for my country and this yahoos for his inappropriate AND inacurate remarks towards a sitting President.
    And I very distinctly remember my dissappointment, anger, and sadness at NOT hearing anyone from either Party clearly and concisely state that such behaviour was boorish, and more at home in a trailer park than in the halls of Congress.
    So.....who are you all trying to kid?

    January 24, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Left is right and right is WRONG

    Yeah okay. Just to be safe put a muzzle on before.

    January 24, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Joe Wilson was right. Obama does lie frequently. Sometimes the truth hurts Democrats. Suck it up and move on.

    January 24, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. Tired of the nonsense

    This man never sincerely apologized.
    He wasn't censured.
    He wasn't punished for behaving so badly and showing such disrespect.

    He should have been physically removed from the speech with a great deal of pomp and ceremony.

    January 24, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |