Wilson says outburst wasn’t premeditated

By David Edwards
Thursday, September 10, 2009 11:12 EDT
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The South Carolina Republican congressman that interrupted President Barack Obama by shouting “You lie!” says that the outburst wasn’t premeditated. “I will tell you this. It was spontaneous,” said Wilson.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Wilson did not seem to be full of remorse. “Well, I, last night, heard from the [Republican] leadership that they wanted me to contact the White House and state that might statements were inappropriate. I did it. I’m very grateful that the White House in talking with them — they indicated that they appreciated the call and that we need to have a civil discussion about the health care issues. And I certainly agree with that,” explained Wilson.

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Sept. 10, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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