The Moment of Shame

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) screaming “You Lie!” at President Obama after Obama said his plan would not cover illegal immigrants. (Click on the picture to see the full size image.) It was in a way an inevitable moment — when they brought the town hall freak show into the House chamber itself.

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Click here to see the video of Wilson’s outburst and reactions from Obama, Biden and Pelosi.

Late Update: Even too much for the haters? Rep. Wilson has reportedly now apologized for his outburst. His statement: “This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.”

Latter Update: Walk Call of Shame? We’re now hearing that Rep. Wilson called the White House after the speech to apologize. We’ll try to run the details to ground.

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Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.
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