Rallying Cry

SC Rallies for Wilson

On Friday night, approximately 50 Joe Wilson supporters gathered outside the office of the infamous South Carolina congressman who shouted, "You lie!" at President Obama. Though many in the group do not back Wilson's method, they agreed that illegal immigrants would benefit from Obama's proposed health care reform. One of the residents, Paul Hopper said that Wilson might have had "a breach of protocol, but he spoke for a lot of people." Another, Lori Gates explained, using the President's word of choice, "I'm not saying we don't need a change, I'm not sure that they've found the right solution." Though Friday's gathering was not official, Richard Bolen, chairman of the Lexington County Republican Party, and Bill Connor, a candidate for lieutenant governor, addressed the crowd briefly.