Kitty Felde

And Joe Wilson will sit between two Democrats for State of the Union

Last year, it was South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson who made the news, famously shouting "you lie!" at Barack Obama when the President promised undocumented immigrants wouldn't benefit from health care reform.

This year, Congressman Wilson has joined the "find someone from the other party to sit with" movement, prompted by calls for civility following the shooting of Congressional colleague Gabrielle Giffords.  But Wilson has apparently decided to surround himself with Democrats, sitting with both Congresswoman Susan Davis of San Diego and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo of Guam.

According to Davis' office, Wilson and Davis both sit on the House Armed Services Committee and both were attending a military families event at the White House yesterday.  Congresswoman Davis leaned in to the President and reportedly gestured to her South Carolina colleague and said, "I'll keep an eye on him for you" at tonight's State of the Union speech. 

 

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