Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) Democratic opponent, Iraq War veteran Rob Miller, has released this statement, thanking people for the hundreds of thousands of dollars he’s received since Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst:
Representative Joe Wilson’s stunning behavior last night exemplifies all that is wrong in Washington DC. Time and time again, instead of real solutions to help South Carolina families, we see more partisan politics and petty name-calling.
As a former Marine, I believe we should respect our Commander-in-Chief and our men and women in uniform. As a South Carolinian, I believe that Representative Wilson’s shameful outburst has no place in the public debate. We need a Representative in Congress who will be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
I am proud to have received the support of thousands more hardworking people who believe we need to change the way things are done in Washington DC. The outpouring of support has truly been humbling. I look forward to working to bring back common-sense leadership and fighting for the hardworking families of South Carolina.