A Republican House member from South Carolina, Bob Inglis, is now calling on his fellow South Carolina GOP Congressman Joe Wilson to apologize to the House for his “You lie!” outburst.
Inglis has posted this one Twitter: “Just said to GOP Conference meeting what I said privately to Joe Wilson: apologize to House for rule violation.”
He then followed it up with this: “Part 1: Joe Wilson apologized to President. Part 2: He should apologize to House for rule violation. That would end the matter.”
And this: “Joe Wilson analogy: I speed, lose control of my car and hit your car. Part 1: I fix your car. Part 2: I pay my speeding ticket. Case closed.”Inglis might just be on thin ice with the right at this point. While his voting record is certainly conservative, on the other hand he’s had little tolerance for some of the nuttier things that have been going on.
For example, he told the Washington Post in July about how a man told him a town hall, “keep your government hands off my Medicare.” “I had to politely explain that, ‘Actually, sir, your health care is being provided by the government,'” Inglis told the Post. “But he wasn’t having any of it.”