House Formally Admonishes Joe Wilson Over “You Lie!”

Associated Press

AP/HuffPost—The House has voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson over his “You lie” outburst to President Barack Obama during the president’s health care speech to Congress last week.

Heckling Congressman Joe Wilson

Heckling Congressman Joe Wilson


The 240-179 vote on the resolution of disapproval reflected the sharp partisan divide over the issue. Democrats insisted that the South Carolina Republican take responsibility for what they said was a serious breach of decorum. Republicans characterized the vote as a political stunt.

Wilson himself would not back down on his position that he owed the House no apology. Surrounded by Republican supporters, Wilson said Obama had “graciously accepted my apology and the issue is over.”

Here is the vote tally:

Dem: 233Y, 12N, 5Pres, 6Abs
Repub: 7Y, 167N, 0Pres, 4Abs

Total: 240Y, 179N, 5Pres, 10Abs

DEMS NO
Arcuri
Delahunt
Giffords
Hinchey
Hodes
Kucinich
Maffei
Massa
McDermott
Moore (WI)
Taylor
Teague

REPUBS YEA
Cao
Emerson
Flake
Inglis
Jones
Petri
Rohrabacher

DEMS PRESENT
Engel
Foster
Frank (MA)
Shea-Porter
Skelton

2 Comments

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2 responses to “House Formally Admonishes Joe Wilson Over “You Lie!”

  1. audiegrl

    I guess that apology by Joe’s wife, didn’t help…
    But he does get points for originality 😉

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