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Late-Breaking Palmetto Family News

September 11, 2009

Palmetto Family Late-Breaking News
-NEWS: Rep. Wilson apologizes, but says won’t be muzzled
-NEWS: Graham town hall meeting set for Sunday

NEWS
Rep. Wilson apologizes, but says won’t be muzzled

Friday, September 11, 2009

(AP News) – Democratic leaders will vote early next week on whether to admonish Republican Rep. Joe Wilson if he does not apologize on the House floor for yelling “You lie!” during President Barack Obama’s health care address.

Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said Friday that party leaders decided they will likely move forward with a resolution of disapproval against Wilson if he doesn’t apologize to Congress

Wilson told Obama he was sorry shortly after the incident on Wednesday, but has refused requests to apologize on the floor. Wilson’s office says the congressman considers his initial apology sufficient. He has also been telling supporters he will continue to speak loudly about the issue and “not be muzzled.

Obama said Thursday he accepted Wilson’s apology, telling reporters that “we all make mistakes.” The White House said it considered the incident over, and Pelosi, D-Calif., initially agreed, saying she wanted to focus on moving health care legislation forward

But many Democrats remain angry with Wilson’s insult and have pressed for further action. They say the insult clearly violated House rules

While voicing public contrition, Wilson, meanwhile, has taken a more combative tone behind the scenes

In a video posted on his campaign Web site, he acknowledged that he let his emotions get away from him during Obama’s speech but added, “I will not be muzzled. I will speak up and speak loudly about this risky plan.

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Graham town hall meeting set for Sunday

Meeting Monday in Charleston
features McCain

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will hold a town hall meeting at the Carolina Coliseum at the University of South Carolina at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Graham will hold another town hall on Monday in Charleston, along with U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Graham will discuss national security, health care and other issues. Graham will take questions from the audience.

WHAT: U.S. Sen Lindsey Graham’s MidlandsTown Hall Meeting

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday (doors open to public at 1:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Carolina Coliseum at the University of South Carolina, 701 Assembly St. A portion of the Coliseum will be used for the Town Hall, and attendees should enter through the Blossom Street Entrance.

NOTE: University policy prohibits individuals from bringing signs and materials into the Coliseum.

Here are the particulars for the Charleston event

WHAT: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Lowcountry Town Hall Meeting with special guest Senator John McCain

WHEN: 9 a.m. Sept. 14 (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: McAlister Field House at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston

NOTE: University policy prohibits individuals from bringing signs and materials into the Field House.

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