Wilson’s Wife Shows Her Support in New Web Video
With House Democrats set to move forward with their formal rebuke of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) Tuesday afternoon, the Congressman’s campaign released a new video featuring his wife in which she says her husband does not deserve the treatment he is getting on Capitol Hill.In the video, posted to the Congressman’s campaign Web site Tuesday morning, Roxanne Wilson describes her own reaction to Wilson’s outburst during President Barack Obama’s health care address before a joint session of Congress last week.“Joe called me after the speech on Wednesday night and I said, Joe, who’s the nut that hollered out You lie’?— Roxanne Wilson says in the video. “And he goes, It was me.’ … I couldn’t believe that Joe would say that.—But Roxanne Wilson said she believes her husband’s remarks were borne from his own passionate views on the controversial issue of health care reform.“He’s been in the trenches about the health care plan. In the town hall meetings that Joe held people were passionate. They’re concerned. They’re worried. They’re upset. I think that’s where Joe’s outburst came from,— she said.Roxanne Wilson added that she’s proud of her husband for apologizing after the speech to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and she noted that the president accepted that apology. She said Members of Congress have gone too far in attacking her husband over the incident.“My husband doesn’t deserve the treatment that he’s getting from Congress,— she said. “I’m very proud of him. He’ll do fine. He’s a great guy and I love him a lot.—Since last week’s incident Wilson’s Democratic opponent, Iraq War veteran Rob Miller, has been the beneficiary of a fundraising wave created by those who have sought to find a way to register their displeasure with Wilson over the incident.Miller had raised over $1.5 million dollars as of Monday afternoon, with more than $900,000 coming in through the liberal fundraising Web site ActBlue.But Wilson’s camp has also experienced a fundraising windfall. In six days the Congressman’s has raised over $1.5 million in new donations from supporters around the country, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee.