Joe Wilson 'Disapproval' Language : It's All Politics The proposed House language "disapproving" of the outburst by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) during President Obama's address to Congress.
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Joe Wilson 'Disapproval' Language

Here's the language of the House resolution that "disapproves" of the conduct of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) during President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last week. It is scheduled to be offered by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip James Clyburn.

(Note: The fact that it hasn't come to the floor yet makes some wonder if there are some behind-the-scenes negotiations going on here, such as the possibility of a Wilson apology on the House floor. Wilson has said that he has done all the apologizing he plans to. For the record, Wilson is currently on the House floor.)

RESOLUTION

Raising a question of the privileges of the House.

Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson; and

Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.