Flashback: Rep. Joe Wilson Yells "You Lie" When President Obama Said Illegals Will Not Get Health Insurance


Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) famously yells "You lie!" at President Obama in his first address to a joint session of Congress in September 2009 where he claimed illegal immigrants would not have access to health care in his proposed plan to reform the industry.

At Thursday night's 2020 presidential primary debate, all Democratic candidates agreed that illegal immigrants should get health care coverage.

"There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false – the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," Obama said in his 2009 address.

"You lie!" Wilson yelled.

"That's not true," Obama responded. "One more misunderstanding I want to clear up -- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place."

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