Yesterday, the House of Representatives reprimanded Joe Wilson for his “You lie!” outbust during the president’s speech, and Republicans denounced the move as partisan. But Politico has an interesting story on how it was Republicans who insisted on the House rule that forbids calling the president a liar.
In fact, it is against the rules to even suggest mendacity on the part of the president, even if he isn’t there. Interrupting the president’s speech to call him a liar is a total no-no.
It is also ironic how much time the Republicans spent attacking the Democrats for wasting time for the reprimand.