Wilson statement on potential House resolution

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statement today responding to reports that the House Democrat leadership plans to bring a resolution of reprimand against him to the House floor.

"The American people are fed up with the political games in Washington, and I refuse to participate in an effort to divert our attention away from the task at hand of reforming health insurance and creating new jobs.  Having apologized on Wednesday to the White House, we agreed that we must move forward in a civil manner to do the work the American people have sent us here to do.  Health insurance reform is too important to take a backseat to political partisanship."