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Obama blasts Dems in Congress for wanting to censure Joe "You Lie!" Wilson Updated at 8:14 PM
Obama blasts Dems in Congress for wanting to censure Joe "You Lie!" Wilson
by John Aravosis (DC) on 9/14/2009 12:30:00 PM
Even as Democrats on Capitol Hill call for a rebuke of Rep. Joe Wilson for his outburst last week at the president’s address, Barack Obama downplayed the need for a further censure of the South Carolina Republican, saying the whole thing is becoming a “big circus.”
***** “See, this is part of what happens,” Obama said, when asked about Wilson by interviewer Steve Kroft on Sunday’s “60 Minutes.” “I mean, it just becomes a big circus instead of us focusing on health care.”
***** Some Democrats, led by Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), are pushing for an official censure of Wilson, with a floor vote on the resolution coming as early as Tuesday.