Joe Wilson: “I Have Been Overwhelmed” By Supportive Phone Calls

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) gave an interview with WIS, the local NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, and expressed contrition for his “You lied!” outburst — but he also said he’s received a lot of support for it back home.

“Well, I have been overwhelmed by phone calls from constituents — people of the Second District — who say, ‘Joe, thank you for speaking up for us,'” said Wilson. “‘Thank you for your passion, for the people who you represent, because you understand the threat to the health care system — the potential for rationing — and we appreciate so much you speaking up for the people of the United States.'”

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