Bachmann Defends Joe Wilson: He "Spoke Truth" (VIDEO)

11/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Elyse Siegel Fmr. Deputy Managing Editor, The Huffington Post

In an appearance on Newsmax TV last Friday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) expressed support for Rep. Joe Wilson in his "outburst" during President Obama's health care address to Congress. "Joe Wilson spoke the truth on the floor of the House," Bachmann said.

Democrats and Republicans alike have agreed that Wilson's actions were inappropriate.

In the context of the larger health care debate, Bachmann continued, "People can buy their own health insurance if government gets out of the way."

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