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Chanting town hall crowd gives Rep. Joe Wilson a taste of his own medicine: ‘You lie!’

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) made headlines back on 2009 when he shouted “You lie!” at then-President Barack Obama during a speech to a joint session of Congress. At a town hall event in his home district this week, the audience returned the favor.

While Wilson was sharing his take on healthcare reform, the audience began chanting in unison, “You lie!” according to a report from WRDW-TV.

Before the House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Wilson was one of the Republicans slated to vote in favor of the wildly unpopular and criticized bill. Wilson told the crowd that she was actively working on a new bill.

“By having the ability of buying insurance across state lines, association health plans and by increasing the ability of health savings accounts, we would provide choice that ObamaCare simply has not presented,” he said, according to The Hill. “And it wouldn’t impact employment, it would give them more choice as well.”

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