Politics & Government

May 2, 2011

Obama praised by (some) S.C. Republicans

Some — but not all — of South Carolina's seven Republican members of Congress offered rare praise of President Barack Obama on Monday for authorizing the special forces raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint, along with others, commended Obama for the high-risk operation. Rep. Joe Wilson, who famously yelled "You lie!" at Obama in September 2009 as he addressed Congress, didn't so much as mention the president in hailing bin Laden's death. Neither did new Reps. Tim Scott or Trey Gowdy.

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