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FORMER AMB. JOE WILSON SPEAKS AT ACLU CONFERENCE
Former Ambassador Joe Wilson speaks at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Membership Conference, in Washington on October 16 2006. Wilson participated in a panel discussion entitled "Torture, Secrecy and Surveillance: Holding Government Accountable." (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Addison Graves Wilson, Sr., most commonly known as Joe Wilson (born July 31, 1947), is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the South Carolina Senate from 1984 to 2001.

He is a member of the House Republican Policy Committee and is an Assistant Republican Whip.

In September 2009, Wilson received international attention when he interrupted a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress by shouting "You lie!" Wilson apologized to Obama, who accepted the apology, and the incident resulted in a formal rebuke by the House of Representatives.

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