Is Obama the first president to get heckled during an address to Congress?: “A Republican representative from South Carolina, Joe Wilson, heckled President Obama during his speech to Congress Wednesday night. In response to Obama’s statement that the proposed health care bill would not cover illegal immigrants, Wilson shouted ‘You lie!’ House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said, ‘I have never in my 29 years heard an outburst of that nature with reference to a president of the United States speaking as a guest of the House and Senate,’ while White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, ‘No president has ever been treated like that. Ever.’ Is Obama really the first president to get heckled during an address to Congress?

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