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Wexler: Dems should accept Wilson’s “You lie” apology and move on

Monday, September 14th, 2009 by George Bennett



While some Democrats press for a “resolution of disapproval” against U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., for shouting “You lie!” at President Obama during a joint session of Congress last week, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, hopes his party lets the matter die.

“I abhor Joe Wilson’s behavior at the presidential address. But the man has apologized….I think we should heed President Obama’s advice and end the bickering, and maybe we Democrats can play our part by moving on,” said Wexler, known as one of his party’s fiercest partisans.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., has led the push for a resolution reprimanding Wilson.

Wilson apologized to President Obama through White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. But some Democrats have said he should apologize on the floor of the House as well because his outburst occurred there.


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