Rep. Wilson was later asked about his loud protest in the House Chamber during the State of the Union by Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace:
WALLACE: What do you think when you see that?
WILSON: Well, I have respect for the president. I have respect for the
office of the president. I would never do something like that again. But
WALLACE: But you did do it.
WILSON: Yes. And I -- I just felt so provoked because I am on committee,
on the committee -- Education and Labor. I know the amendments that
were on Ways and Means -- at Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce that
the Democrats voted down for citizenship verification. So I knew what
he said was not true. I read the bill. I read all 1,000 pages.
WALLACE: Now, let me ask you, because we're going...
WALLACE: ... to get into the details in a minute. Do you think when the
president was saying what he said there that he was lying?
WILSON: I believe he was misstating the facts.
WALLACE: Well, you didn't say that. You said, "You lie."
WILSON: Well, I truly would have said it in a different way if I had
time. And I -- I respect, again, the president. But what he said was not
accurate and that's why I'm glad they've now agreed to having citizen
verification on Friday.