Breaking News: House votes to Chastise Rep. Wilson over outburst
Minutes ago, the House of Representatives voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for HECKLING President Obama when he violated the rules of Congress as he yelled "You Lie" to our President during his healthcare address to Congress last week.
"Wilson made the institution look bad," said Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.). Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) added: "You can't substitute a personal apology for a public offense." Wilson has refused to provide a meaningfully apologize before Congress and only apologized to Rahm Emmanuel (not the President) because leaders in his party twisted his arm.
A number of Democratic lawmakers contended that Wilson's outburst had been a breach of decorum and that he had brought "discredit to the House" when he accused Obama of lying when the president asserted that his healthcare overhaul would not benefit illegal immigrants. The 238-178 vote for a resolution of House disapproval of Wilson's act was cast largely along party lines. However, seven Republicans voted in favor of the Censure.
Wilson has a history of racism. He is a confederate flag segregationists, supporting the Confederate Flag flying over his state's capital. Wilson's insolence and contempt towards our President warranted this Rebuke. It appears, however, that Wilson sees glory in this. Wilson continues to twitter he is not going to apologize. Meanwhile he reaps the rewards for his breach of decorum with the number of contributions from his extreme racist right wing teabaggers in his party.
In the meantime, his wife continues to ask her husband, "Who was "the nut" who shouted "You Lie!"