Congressman Joe Wilson (R â€“ S.C.), best known for shouting â€œYou Lieâ€ during President Barack Obamaâ€™s health care speech (read more and watch video here), just released a new video on his website (JoeWilsonForCongress.com) to ask supporters to donate to his re-election campaign (watch video below) on Thursday (September 10).
“I want to take this moment to speak to you directly,” Wilson said in the video, in which he acknowledged that his interruption of the presidential address to Congress was “wrong” and reminded viewers that he “apologized to the president shortly afterwards.”
But the outburst “occurred after a month of town hall meetings and deeply emotional conversations I had with constituents who are as passionate as I am about this issue,” he said. “On these issue I will not be muzzled. I will speak up and speak loudly against this risky plan”.
“The supporters of the government takeover of health care and the liberals who want to give health care to illegals are using my opposition as an excuse to distract from the critical questions being raised about this poorly conceived plan. They want to silence anyone who speaks out against it. They made it clear they want to defeat me and pass the plan. I need your help now,” he said.
Wilson made this passionate request after he noticed his opponent effortlessly raise more than half a million dollars since his infamous outburst against Obama.
Joe Wilson For Congress Video