South Carolina representative Joe Wilson shouted out “You lie” during President Obama’s health care speech to Congress on Wednesday.
The incident put most Republicans to shame.
As Rep. Earl Pomeroy said, “I’ve never seen anything like that before, We do not invite the president of the United States into the House of Representatives and hurl insults.”
In the end, Wilson apologized to the press saying, “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.”
Obama said Thursday that Wilson apologized "quickly and without equivocation."
"We all make mistakes," Obama told reporters, a day after Wilson stunned the president and his colleagues with his outburst.