Iowans vote on resolution “disapproving” of “You lie!” outburst

Here's your scorecard on how Iowa's congressional delegation voted on a House Resolution accusing South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson of committing a "breach of decorum" last week for yelling "You lie!" at President Obama during Obama's health care reform speech in the House chamber:

Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo, Iowa) — Yes

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Mount Vernon, Iowa) — Yes

Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Des Moines, Iowa) — Yes

Congressman Tom Latham (R-Ames, Iowa) — No

Congressman Steve King (R-Kiron, Iowa) — No

King has defended WilsonHere's video of King, accusing Obama of throwing the first punch in the fight over whether illegal immigrants will be covered by the health care reform bills percolating through congress. 

"God bless Joe.  He said what we were thinking," King said.  "I don't think there's ever been a president come to the house of representatives as a guest of the members of the house and make a declaration like he did. I mean, the president threw the first punch….Joe's a man of honor. He's an officer and a gentleman and a patriot."

King went on the House floor on Monday morning to defend Wilson.  King also went on MSNBC Monday afternoon, too.  "This thing needs to be put away," King said, referring to the resolution. "We've got a country to run. We shouldn't be mired in this." 

King was on FOX Monday as well, talking about Wilson and about ACORN.

You can follow King on Twitter.  He denounced Tuesday's House vote on the resolution as "a shameless partisan stunt."

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Even if one does not agree with the President, the outburst was so disrespectful, so the rebuke was a good decision.