Last week, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) refused to apologize on the House floor for interrupting President Obama last week during his address to Congress. Earlier today, Wilson made his first speech to the House since his outburst. Instead of apologizing, Wilson attacked Democratic reform proposals as a “government-run health care” plan with misleading claims. Watch it:
One Democratic aide responded to MSNBC by saying, “I suppose he’s trying to show that he will not be muzzled.” Momentum is currently building for the House to officially condemn Wilson for his heckling, with a possible vote coming as early as tomorrow.
On his Twitter feed today, Wilson wrote, “Thank you Rep Gohmert and Rep King for your support on the House floor. I appreciate everyone’s support.”