A significant, but mostly meaningless statement from the House shows Rep. Joe Wilson’s colleagues were not impressed with his “you lie” outburst. But with a vote of 240-179, America’s history books will include the footnote that Wilson is a d-bag. Seven Republicans joined the mostly Democratic push to approve the resolution. Massachusetts’ Barney Frank, along with four others, voted “present.” ‘Cause he’s too cool for school.
The resolution reads:
Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson;
And Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.