House Resolution of Disapproval Rebuking Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson Passes 240-179
The U.S. House Passed a Resolution of Disapproval for Rep. Joe Wilson’s "you lie" outburst during President Obama’s health care speech to Congress last week. The resolution passed 240-179.
Seven Republicans voted along with 233 Democrats in favor of the resolution. 12 Democrats and 167 Republicans voted against it with five Democrats voting "present."
Here is the text of the resolution:
Raising a question of the privileges of the House.
Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson; and
Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congressheld on September 9, 2009.
Here’s the vote count: Raising a question of the privileges of the House.