Thursday, September 10, 2009

House Democrats to Wilson: Apologize or Face Censure

"On the House floor where President Obama spoke just a half-day earlier, two words shouted by a Republican congressman reverberated louder than the finer points of health care debate.

House Democrats seized on House rules Thursday to demand South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson offer a high-profile apology to President Obama for shouting, "You lie," during the president's health care address.

Wilson called the White House shortly after Obama's speech to say he was out of line. The White House said early Thursday that the president accepted the apology.

But that did not put the issue to rest, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, also of South Carolina, asked Wilson to apologize on the House floor in front of his colleagues. The final vote of the day was held open by Democrats to give him an opportunity to do so, but he refused.

Democrats have threatened to censure Wilson absent such an apology."

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1 comment:

solange said...

Wow! Hadn't heard about this. Incredible, such a double standard. I think we need more passion and emotion in Washington not less. Even if it wasn't the best place to do that I understand why he did.

Beside Obama promised transparency, wasn't this transparent enough for him?

Had to follow on twitter when I saw the name lol dig it!