House on Verge of “Disapproval” Resolution Against Joe Wilson

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The momentum is building for the House to officially condemn Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) “You lie!” outburst against President Obama.

As Greg Sargent reported, the resolution of disapproval (which is less than a full “censure”) could occur as soon as tomorrow. It will target Wilson’s breach of the official rules of decorum, and his failure to properly apologize on the House floor.

A House Democratic leadership aide tells TPM that no final decision has yet been made, and the Democratic leaders will talk about it this evening. If Wilson were to actually apologize, that would of course render the situation moot. However, the source said, if Wilson doesn’t apologize then the only remaining issue for leaders to discuss will be the timing of the disapproval, which could indeed happen tomorrow.

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