Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) reignited her feud with White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly on Saturday in a tweet that demanded he apologize, according to Fox News.
“General Kelly owes the nation an apology,” Wilson said in the tweet. “When he lied about me, he lied to the American public.”
Check it out:
General Kelly owes the nation an apology. When he lied about me, he lied to the American public.
— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) November 18, 2017
Kelly said last month that Wilson had bragged about securing $20 million in federal funds for a new FBI field office in her district during the facility’s dedication in 2015.
The statement was made after Wilson secretly listened in on a conversation that President Trump had with a military widow following the death of her husband, who was killed during an ambush in Niger.
President Trump had called the wife of late Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson to offer his condolences. Wilson secretly listened in on the call and later alleged that Trump had told Johnson’s wife that her husband “knew what he was signing up for.”
Kelly appeared before the press to defend the president’s sentiments and explain the context of the conversation.
In his comments, Kelly said he was “stunned” and “brokenhearted” over Wilson’s remarks, saying that he’d hoped “at least that was sacred.”
Via Fox News:
“I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and broken-hearted, at what I saw a member of Congress doing — a member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the president” to the widow, Kelly told reporters. “It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation, absolutely stuns me. … I thought at least that was sacred,” he said, blasting what he called Wilson’s “selfish behavior.”
It was during his remarks that Kelly said Wilson has a reputation for grandstanding at inappropriate moments.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.