Tuesday, September 15, 2009

House of Representatives Condemns Cong. Joe Wilson Heckling

I was against throwing shoes at President Bush, and so heartily approve of yesterday's House resolution condemning Cong. Joe Wilson (R-SC) for heckling President Obama. From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — Representative Joe Wilson was formally rebuked by the House on Tuesday for his outburst during President Obama’s health care address. The vote came after a Congressional clash over civility that showcased the deep partisan divisions in the House.

In a mainly party line vote of 240 to 179, the House held that by shouting “You lie” during the president’s speech Mr. Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, committed a “breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House.”
Full text of House Resolution 744 here.