'You lie' congressman to sit with Dems at State of the Union

The Republican congressman who shouted "you lie" at President Obama will sit with a Democrat at Tuesday's address. 

Rep. Joe Wilson (S.C.) announced on his Twitter account Monday he will sit with California Rep. Susan Davis (D) and Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D) when Obama delivers the State of the Union address to Congress.  

Wilson is one of dozens of lawmakers who have said they will sit next to members of the opposing party in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), but his decision is notable because of his 2009 outburst at Obama.

During Obama's address on healthcare to a joint session of Congress in September 2009, Wilson yelled "you lie" at the president for saying that illegal immigrants would not benefit under the then-proposed healthcare reform plan.

Wilson apologized a day after the incident, but not before he kicked off a media firestorm and provoked anger from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. 

The House voted the next week to formally reprimand Wilson 240-179.