Republican Congressman Joe Wilson was slammed Monday by an angry crowd in South Carolina with his own infamous line that he used against former President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress in 2009. The crowd shouted “you lie” after he was confronted on the issue of Obamacare.
Wilson was addressing the crowd at the Aiken Technical College in Graniteville for nearly 40 minutes when he was questioned on Obama’s signature health care law. His response was eventually drowned with a 20-second chant of the same accusation he hurled at Obama when the latter had said the health reforms he was proposing would not apply to those in the country illegally.
The chant stood as “less than a minute of a positive event that lasted nearly two hours where the congressman engaged with his constituents both in a town hall format and one-on-one after the official program ended,” a spokesperson for Wilson told the New York Times on Tuesday. A video of the event was posted on Facebook Live.
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