Ohio's Wilson Says He's No Heckler

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Washington (AP) -- An Ohio congressman says his office has been busy telling callers he's not the lawmaker who heckled President Barack Obama.

Ohio democrat Charlie Wilson says numerous people have phoned confusing him with Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina republican who yelled "you lie" while the president was addressing congress Wednesday night.

The two Wilsons are not related. The one from Ohio says he remains friends with his colleague and says he feels bad for him.

Charlie Wilson says he was surprised by the outburst, but he observes that the health care debate has stirred up emotions.

Obama noted Thursday that rep. Joe Wilson apologized "quickly and without equivocation."

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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