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Ex-Colorado congressman: Obama did lie

DENVER – Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo says South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson was correct when he accused President Barack Obama of lying about health benefits for illegal immigrants.

Tancredo says Wilson shouldn’t have apologized for shouting “You lie!” when Obama told Congress his health care proposals wouldn’t help illegal immigrants.

Both Wilson and Tancredo are Republicans. Tancredo says Democrats defeated GOP language that would have required the government to verify the immigration status of anyone getting benefits under the health care plan.

“Obama is a liar,” Tancredo said in a written statement.

When Tancredo ran for president in 2007, he ran television ads linking lax border security to terrorist attacks, rape and other crimes.

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