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House Formally Rebukes Wilson

By ObamaNerd September 15, 2009


jwilson01The House formally admonished Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) for his outburst last week during President O's Joint Congressional speech.

The resolution of disapproval was a simple, one sentence statement, introduced by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and states: "that the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009."

The resolution passed 240-179.

Now, that that's over.  How about health care?

UPDATE: The roll call has been posted.  Shocker:  Guess who voted "nay?"  Lefty liberal Rep. Jim McDermott (D-7, WA).  He joins his Republican colleagues Reps. Hastings, Reichert and McMorris Rodgers.

When I called Congressman McDermott's office to inquire why he voted "Nay," the front desk seemed a little surprised at the vote.  His DC office is closed so maybe we'll get more of an idea why McDermott sided with his Republican colleagues on this resolution tomorrow.
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