Maybe he thought he would win himself some points with his constituents back in South Carolina. After all, shortly after the outburst, he hauled in well over $1 million in campaign contributions. Or maybe he’s just a reactive dick. Either way, Representative Joe Wilson became instantly infamous when he interrupted a speech President Obama was making before a joint session of Congress with a loud, “YOU LIE!”
If you’ll remember, Wilson received harsh criticism for his outburst from both sides of the isle, and was forced to issue a statement of apology for his breech of decorum.
That was eight years ago. But apparently, eight years was not long enough for his constituents to forget…
Mother Jones reports that Joe Wilson held a town-hall type meeting in Graniteville, SC this week, where attendees “shouted down” and jeered at the congressman with chants of “you lie!” Mother Jones points out that the most eruptive moment of the town hall was when Wilson, “who in 2013 voted against extending the Violence Against Women Act, told the crowd he had advocated to protect women against violence.”
Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it, Mr. Wilson?