Joe Wilson says ‘you lie!’ has been justified

“You lie!” Republican Rep. Joe Wilson famously shouted at President Obama during a 2009 televised presidential address to a joint session of Congress.

The outburst, prompted by Obama pledging his health care reform bill would not benefit illegal immigrants, provoked outrage from liberals, not to mention a steely death-glare from then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

But now Wilson says time has proved him right.

In an appearance on Fox News’ America Live on Wednesday, Wilson said a recent award of $28 million to community health care centers around the country will no doubt benefit illegal immigrants, despite Obama’s pledge.

Department of Health and Human Services spokesmen have confirmed $8.5 million of the grant will go to centers serving migrant and seasonal farm workers, saying patients will not be asked about immigration status. The centers will offer primary care to all residents who come in.

“It is clearly providing money that should be going to American citizens to illegal immigrants,” Wilson said. “It’s even worse than I thought. They won’t even ask for status.” (RELATED: Wilson fundraises on ‘you lie’ moment)

On his campaign website, Wilson wrote: “It is inevitable that they will serve illegal aliens. The president specifically promised the American people that ‘Obamacare’ would not cover those who are here illegally. He misled all of us.”

The Department of Health and Human Services shot back, saying the patients still must pay for care.

“By statute, health centers are required to provide primary health care to all residents of the health center’s service area without regard for ability to pay,” spokesman Chris Stenrud wrote in an email to Fox. “However, health centers do not provide free care. All health center patients are expected to contribute to the cost of their care.”

  • Anonymous


    It was intuitively obvious to the most casual observer who was telling the truth during the 2009 State of the Union address and it was NOT Barack Hussein Obummer. Congressman Joe Wilson is a Patriot of the First Order. I thank him for his service to our country!

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  • 2War Abn Vet

    Why single out the single time Joe Wilson
    shouted, “You lie”? Obama lied, obfuscated, quibbled, and evaded the truth some two
    dozen times during that single speech.

  • Anonymous

    Just after he said it, I sent $ 25 to his campaign … gonna’ send some more now… That said, we ( conservatives / others SICK of the MORON in the whitehouse & his LIES & corruption ) need to start pressuring our Representatives to IMPEACH that moron. Impeachment starts in the House of Represenatives … CLIMB ALL OVER your representatives…

  • Anonymous

    Re: that lyin’ punk in the whitehouse… IMPEACH HIM…

  • Barbara Paolucci

    Didn’t all know that the truth would come out!  I’m so glad Joe Wilson has been vindicated.  Now its time for Obama to apologize to the entire nation for being the leftwing nut that he and his party are and then leave the stage.

  • madgrma

    Was this part of the debt ceiling, now we’re supporting illegals, it’s a wonder we always let him get his way, wake up congress,  all of you.