It turns out Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) has had a prominent defender among his colleagues, sticking up for his “You lie!” outburst during President Obama’s speech to Congress: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). In an interview late last week with NewsMax, Bachmann said Wilson “spoke the truth.”
“Joe Wilson spoke truth on the floor of the House last evening,” Bachmann declared, “when he said — when he was stating that, his disagreement with the President.”
Bachmann also dug in on death panels: “But there’s been a confusion about death panels. “Death panels” isn’t just about end-of-life counseling. Death panels are the bureaucracies that President Obama is establishing, that will — where bureaucrats will make the decision on who gets health care, and how much. who will have access to doctors? How quickly? What will the delays be? Because we know, this bill will include rationing.”
Check out the video, after the jump.