U.S. Politics

Town Hall Crowd Yells ‘You Lie’ at Joe Wilson


Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., received a series of boos and chants of “you lie” at a town hall. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo) 


Famously yelled the remark at Obama in 2009

South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson heard a series of boos and chants of “you lie” from attendees at a town hall back home in his district.

The crowd drowned the congressman out with boos and a 30-second-long chant of “You lie,” the phrase Wilson famously yelled at President Barack Obama in his joint address to Congress in 2009, the Post and Courier of Charleston reported.

One of the loudest outbursts came after Wilson, who voted against extending the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, said he supported “efforts to make sure that violence against women is fully enforced.”

Wilson was criticized for supporting efforts to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law by some in the crowd at Aiken Technical College. He praised President Donald Trump’s military action in Syria last week, but much of his response could not be heard over the boos, the newspaper reported.

Eric Garcia

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