GOP lawmaker displays ‘I am a friend of Joe Wilson’ sign outside his Capitol Hill office. (Updated)

Center for American Progress Policy Analyst Ian Millhiser was on Capitol Hill today and noticed that Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) is proudly hanging a sign in support of Rep. Joe “You Lie!” Wilson (R-SC):

Several Republican lawmakers have been rushing to stand by Wilson, including Reps. Steve King (IA) — who defended Wilson’s support for the Confederate flag — and Michele Bachmann (MN) — who thanked God for Wilson.


Moments ago, the House voted 240–179 to formally rebuke Wilson for his outburst during Obama’s speech to Congress. Twelve Democrats voted no, while 7 Republicans voted yes. 5 Democrats voted present, and 10 members didn’t vote.