Caribbean American Congresswoman Votes To Rebuke Wilson


CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, was among 240 Democrats who yesterday voted to rebuke the now famous `You Lie,` representative.

Republican Congressman Joe Wilson was on Tuesday officially rebuked by mainly Democratic members of The House of Representatives for shouting `You lie!` in the middle of President Barack Obama`s health care address to a joint session of Congress last week.

The resolution said the South Carolina lawmaker`s outburst last week was a `breach of decorum` and that the House `disapproves` of his behavior.

The resolution passed 240-179. Seven Republicans, however, broke with their leadership to support it while 12 Democrats opposed it.  The vote came after Wilson refused to deliver a formal apology from the House floor.

Former president Jimmy Carter, speaking at a town hall at his presidential center in Atlanta on Tuesday, said Wilson`s outburst was an act `based on racism.`

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