I think it is clear to the American people that there are far more important issues than what we're considering nowUPI NewsTrack TopNews Sep 15, 2009
On these issues, I will not be muzzled, I will speak up and speak loudly against this risky planDemocrats want Wilson to apologize Sep 11, 2009
I have high respect for the president and the first ladyNo lie -- Rep. Wilson says he'll keep mum Jan 27, 2010
I have high respect for the president and the first ladyUPI NewsTrack TopNews Jan 27, 2010
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.