Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Congressman Heckles Obama; Yells "Liar" During Health Care Speech to Congress! (Video)

UPDATE: Wilson apologizes. Wuss.

His statement:

“This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.”

South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson shouts "You lie!" after Obama claims illegal immigrants will not be covered under his unpopular and controversial ObamaCare proposal.

So who's right, the congressman or the president?

The Congressional Research Service says that Representative Wilson is correct and that, as Wilson said, the president is misstating what the bill will and will not provide:"

Congressional Research Service: ObamaCare will cover illegal immigrants"

Wilson's comment clearly rattles Obama and forces him to stop his speech while presumably Democratic members of Congress boo Wilson for making the remark and throwing Obama off of his game.

It is also being reported that Michelle Obama reacted to Wilson's shout by shaking her head back and forth in the visitor's gallery:

Look at the look on Nancy Pelosi's face and Joe Biden's head shake.


Yahoo News:

The nastiness of August reached from the nation's town halls into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as President Barack Obama tried to move his health care plan forward.

South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" after Obama had talked about illegal immigrants.

It wasn't the only interruption during Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives. Earlier, Republicans laughed when Obama acknowledged that there are still significant details to be worked out before a health overhaul can be passed.

Wilson's outburst caused Obama to pause briefly before he went on with his speech. Overhead in the visitors' gallery, first Lady Michelle Obama shook her head from side to side.

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  1. reason # 5,000,000 why the republicans are backward rednecks.

  2. The link you provided to support your claim that Obama lied when he said that his health care plan would not extend health care to illegal immigrants appears to be broken. I believe emergency rooms do now and will continue (under Obama's plan) to treat anyone who shows up in need of care. Was this what you were referring to?