Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) held a Town Hall meeting on Monday and got quite an earful from his ticked-off constituents.
Held at Aiken Technical Technical College in Graniteville, the event drew a raucous crowd of well over 100 people. WRDW reports:
Boos and chants fill the gym while cell phone videos roll at Congressman Joe Wilson’s town hall meeting at Aiken Tech. The State’s Second Congressional Representative spoke about several issues and topics throughout the evening, but his stand on healthcare drew the most jeers from the crowd…
To add insult to injury, many shouted “YOU LIE!” while holding up pink cards with the same words inscribed. This refers to that time in 2009 when the GOP congressman rudely interrupted a speech by then-President Barack Obama to shout “You Lie! You Lie! You Lie!”
Here’s a raw video from the Town Hall with Rep. Joe Wilson’s constituents shouting him down.
Remember Rep Joe Wilson who yelled “You lie!” to Barack Obama? Well guess who Karma caught up with?https://t.co/PyvoufFqX3
— Persistently Uppity (@UppityWomanBlog) April 11, 2017
The GOP’s “repeal and replace” effort drew the most fury. While some were outraged about the prospect of losing their health care, others resent having to pay higher prices for their healthcare.
The Post and Courier also notes that one of the “loudest negative responses” followed Joe Wilson’s statement on abuse against women. While he insists he prosecutors when it comes to domestic violence cases, he also voted “no” on an extension for the Violence Against Women Act back in 2013.One local resident told the
Local resident Dana Phillips angrily told reporters:
“I moved here from somewhere else. If I had known before I moved here that this is the man who stood up in Washington, D.C., and yelled at our former president, I would not have moved here.”
But lest you think this district’s turning blue, Joe Wilson’s statements in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood, climate change denial, “clean coal,” open carry, and the Keystone pipeline drew loud cheers.
Watch: Rep Joe Wilson faces rowdy crowd at Town Hall meeting.
Featured image: Composite with video screen grabs via WRDW.