Congressman Who Shouted ‘You Lie’ at Obama Hears the Same From Constituents

Jonah Engel Bromwich – The New York Times:

Representative Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who gained a measure of infamy after shouting “you lie” at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress in 2009, had that memorable catchphrase hurled back at him by a group of his constituents at a town hall event on Monday.

After he said the law was delaying and denying health services to its intended recipients, the rest of his comments were drowned out, as the crowd began to chant “you lie” in unison.

Joe Wilson disgraced himself and his party by shouting at the newly-elected president during Barack Obama’s first Congressional address. He apologized that evening and was later officially admonished by the House.

A measure of justice came due eight years later, in a town hall meeting in the middle of nowhere. Better late than never.

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