$1,000,000+ and still going for Rob Miller!
In an example of disgraceful, boorish, and shameful behavior, you have shown yourself to be part of the problem rather than working towards a solution for all Americans.
You called President Obama a liar in response to this statement:
There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.
President Obama’s statement is not wrong, and therefore, he is no liar. According to FactCheck.org:
One Republican congressman issued a press release claiming that “5,600,000 Illegal Aliens May Be Covered Under Obamacare,” and we’ve been peppered with queries about similar claims. They’re not true. In fact, the House bill (the only bill to be formally introduced in its entirety) specifically says that no federal money would be spent on giving illegal immigrants health coverage:
H.R. 3200: Sec 246 – NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS
Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.
Also, under current law, those in the country illegally don’t qualify for federal health programs. Of interest: About half of illegal immigrants have health insurance now, according to the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center, which says those who lack insurance do so principally because their employers don’t offer it.
President Obama warned during his speech:
If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.
I am CALLING YOU OUT. You are wrong.
You have released a statement saying that you are sorry:
This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.
You also called the White House after Obama’s speech and apologized to chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
It’s not good enough. You owe President Obama, as well as the American people, a PUBLIC apology. And not an apology cloaked in some sort of “policy disagreement”. The facts are VERY CLEAR. Nothing in the bill that was proposed suggests that illegal immigrants will have health care coverage, and IN FACT, it says just the opposite — which is WHAT YOU WANT. But you are too wrapped up in your partisan cloak to become an informed representative of the people.
Wilson, a reader notes, violated the House Republicans’ stated rules of decorum, which say, “The precedents of the House allow a wide latitude in criticism of the President, other executive officials, and the government itself. However, it is not permissible to use language that is personally offensive to the President, such as referring to him as a ‘hypocrite’ or a ‘liar.'”
You have started a movement against your kind of vitriolic bile. Rob Miller, your Democratic opponent, left the Marine Corps in 2008 to help bring change to South Carolina. He raised more than $1,000,000 following your disrespectful outburst. I look forward to Miller’s vigorous campaign against your “brand of politics”.
Shame on you, Rep. Wilson. SHAME.