Letter to the Editor, by Annabelle Robertson, The State, April 24, 2017
COLUMBIA, SC – U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson finally got a dose of his own medicine. After he said he supported domestic violence laws, constituents at his April 10 town hall in Aiken began chanting “You lie!”
The rebuke referred to Wilson’s 2013 vote against the Violence Against Women Act, a federal law that provides funding to states and local governments to prosecute rapists and abusers. It also harkens to 2009, when Wilson interrupted President Obama during a congressional address, shouting “You lie!” after the president said the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t cover undocumented immigrants.