WASHINGTON-Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina has been hospitalized with a fever according to his office. Wilson famously disrupted President Obama‘s address to congress by yelling “You Lie” in 2009.
Wilson is also a supporter of the Confederate Flag and a member of the Sons Of Confederate Veterans, which has ties to white supremacists.
The New York Daily New reports:
Just last week, Wilson’s communications director announced the lawmaker was taking antibiotics to treat symptoms of Lyme disease. Fevers are often associated with the inflammatory disease that’s spread through a tick bite.
According to his office, Wilson, 64, contracted the illness while working in his yard and his condition is not contagious.