Joe Wilson: I'll Be a 'Gentleman' Tonight

Republicans don't think there will be any outbursts mid-speech
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2010 5:20 PM CST
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
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(Newser) – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor has attempted to preempt any members of his party tempted to pull a "Joe Wilson" during the president's State of the Union address. "I hope there are no outbursts tonight" Cantor said, but added that he hopes Obama has "listened and learned" that the American people do not agree with his agenda.

As for Wilson himself, the South Carolina congressman said he would be "a gentleman" during the speech and refrain from anything along the lines of "You Lie!" again, reports Talking Points Memo. He also promised to offer his response in full afterward on his Facebook page.

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