Democrat Wilson Slams John Kelly's "Empty Barrel" Comment: "This Has Become Totally Personal"

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Yesterday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave an emotional plea from the briefing room podium, saying he was "stunned" and "brokenhearted" at Democratic Representative Frederica Wilson’s criticism of what was supposed to be a private call between Trump and a killed military servicemember’s family.

I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and brokenhearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing.  A member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the President of the United States to a young wife.  And, in his way, he tried to express that opinion that he was a brave man, a fallen hero.  He knew what he was getting himself into because he enlisted.  And he was where he wanted to be, exactly where he wanted to be with exactly the people he wanted to be with when his life was taken.  That was the message.  That was the message that was transmitted. It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation.  Absolutely stuns me.

The retired US Marine Corp General then launched into a fierce criticism of Rep. Wilson, labeling her “an empty barrel” for allegedly taking credit for raising funding for a new FBI field office during a 2015 ceremony dedicating the new building – located in Miramar, Florida – to two FBI agents who were killed during a gunfight with drug traffickers.

There were family members there," Kelly, who attended the ceremony in his capacity as Marine Corps general and head of US Southern Command, said Thursday. "Some of the children that were there were only 3 or 4 years old when their dads were killed on that street in Miami-Dade. Three of the men that survived the fight were there and gave a rendition of how brave those men were and how they gave their lives.


And a congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President (Barack) Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money, the $20 million, to build the building, and she sat down. We were stunned...

Wilson, who recounted Trump’s purportedly insensitive remarks – allegedly made during a conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson that Wilson was inexplicably present for – during interviews with the Washington Post and CNN, has fired back, accusing Kelly of giving an inaccurate account of a building dedication in an interview with the Miami Herald.

She added that the back and forth with the White House over the growing gold-star family controversy (several other families have come forward to complain about Trump’s condolence calls, with one father saying Trump promised to send him $25,000, but never followed through) has become “totally personal."

Thursday night, Wilson said Kelly got the story flat-out wrong. In fact, she said Washington approved the money before she was even in Congress. The legislation she sponsored named the building after Grogan and Dove, a law enacted just days before the ceremony.


“He shouldn't be able to just say that, that is terrible,” Wilson said of Kelly’s remarks in the White House briefing room, the latest volley in the controversy over Trump’s condolence call to a military widow from Miami Gardens, an area Wilson represents. “This has become totally personal.”

She rejected Kelly’s characterization of her remarks, claiming she has staff – speech writers and such – who write her speeches for her. She also claimed the funding for the building had been secured long before she got to Congress.

“That is crazy that I got [the money] and Mr. Obama just gave it to me,” Wilson said. “That building was funded long before I got to Congress. I didn’t say that. I have staff, people who write the speeches. You can’t say that.”

Johnson was killed during an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger in West Africa. Wilson said Trump was disrespectful to his widow, Myeshia, by saying her husband had known what he was getting into by joining the Army, and by calling him “your guy” instead of using his name. The Pentagon has opened an investigation into the ambush where Johnson was killed as troubling questions about the sequence of events have emerged. The attack, apparently carried out by militants affiliated with Islamic State, was the deadliest since Trump took office, yet the U.S. military’s Africa Command still does not have a clear “story board” of facts that commanders usually gather swiftly after deadly incidents.

Meanwhile, on Thursday night, Trump blasted Wilson in a tweet Thursday night, calling her “wacky” and accusing the Florida Democrat of lying about the content of his phone call with the family of a fallen soldier.

“The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!” Trump tweeted.

For now, the national conversation has lingered on the exact language Trump used during phone calls with Gold Star families and absent a phone recording leaking, it is unclear how this topic will be resolved. Kelly, himself a Gold Star father, urged the press and public to keep the pain of Gold Star ‘sacred’. Unfortunately for military families everywhere, it looks like that ship has sailed. 

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Keyser's picture

Seems like a rather tame comment considering the rhetoric on the Dim side of the aisle... 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Yeah they're pretty much waiting for Whites to die off while they resist and they're pretty open about it.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Gonna mmmPeeeeach him!

jcaz's picture

Takes a special sort of narcissist to wear a dumb-ass hat like that-  hell, I don't care if gold is coming out of her mouth, she's instant douchebag material...

Arnold's picture

Not only do they all think alike...

Arnold's picture

I shudder to think that someone actually thinks that
"She is my representation in important matters."

The Wizard's picture

Calling for diversion, please whatever you can come up with; diversion is desperately needed:

Napolitano with the latest on HRC


SWRichmond's picture

Free helicopter rides for communists.

Handful of Dust's picture

Kelly should realize he is dealing with gutter slime here.

Look at slimey Wasserman at her side.

SWRichmond's picture

GOP is a mess, but the dems are a freak show.

any_mouse's picture

The US was giving those free chopper rides in Viet Nam, Republic of, back in the day.

Arnold's picture

Podesta ready to roll over for immunity

Filed under upcoming breaking news I'd like to see.

The_Juggernaut's picture

One look at those idiot costumes she wears tells you all you need to know.

nmewn's picture

And what's up with the Alinsky press corps pronunciation of thing's...Nij-Air instead of Ni-Jer...they thinking that makes themselves sound a little more "continental" or something?

Fucking asshats...Pawkeeestawn...lmao! 

MsCreant's picture

You did not want to spell it out so I will.

I heard that too and deeply rolled my eyes.

Just like we want to rename Lynch auditorium something else because it is offensive to some group, even though Mr. Lynch donated the money for it...

Just like we remove Robert Lee from the calling the Charlottesville game for fear of inciting riot, even though Mr. Lee is asian...

We also say Nij-air instead of Ni-jer because...

Nijer? Please.

Fonzie is in the air, in his black leather jacket, with rockets igniting out his ass, jumping the shark.

cbxer55's picture

Nah, just makes them sound like asshats! Anyone who thinks that is continental is a fucking asshat!!!

shovelhead's picture

We provided the transport but the ARVN interrogators had a penchant for loosening up tongues by pitching the low level cadres out the door.

They sang like canaries after the first one or two got set free. I had a buddy who was a medic who was assigned to a flight and was stunned when he saw that interrogation method employed. He complained and was told "Once we turn em over to the S. Vietnamese, they're theirs. Not our business. We just drive the bus."

Food Loaf Junkie's picture

Yes but where do you drop them?  Pollution laws you know. :-)

Kobe Beef's picture

nah. send the bill to their next of kin.

MsCreant's picture

...empty barrel.

And if she were a gun, they'd all be empty.

fleur de lis's picture

No way.

They wouldn't come after Hellish for a parking ticket.

gatorengineer's picture

Empty barrels everywhere are going on the record as being highly insulted.

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture


“This has become totally personal.”

So am I to assume that prior to this it was only partially personal?

Has Wilson 'flipped' and is now possessed by the spirit of a late Valley Girl?

At least when we pair her up with fellow screecher M. Waters (may the mPeech be with you) we will have true racial equality, ebony and ivory, at least in spirit.


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

nmewn's picture

Frederica Empty Barrel plants her ass in the limo with the widow, listens in on a private conversation  (speaker phone or not) demands to insert herself into the conversation  (refused by the officer in the limo) and THEN runs to the Alinsky press. 

The very same narcissistic behavior she engaged in when she stood up at a memorial to the two slain agents bragging how she called Obama and he sent her 20 million dollars.

Mzzz.Frederica Empty Barrel, the world does not revolve around you.

Arnold's picture

The Barrel of Death.

Tried it once in my ute.
Cuz couldn't hold my beer,'cause i puked it.

Bonus, because you asked for it.

HopefulCynical's picture

She's correct about one thing: this HAS become totally personal.

I have a deep, visceral, personal desire to see her, and everyone like her, every worthless racist commie swamp rat, swinging from a goddamn lamppost.


tbone654's picture

she used to be a well known prostitute who was always at the Chicago horse tracks...  Always wore skin tight leather matching the color of her hat (red, white, blue, beige, etc.) my favorite was white.  She had the booty to make that leather stretch to look like grandma's living room chair covers.  whatever the flock that means?

once a whore, always a whore...  used to invite her into the winners circle every once in a while for color (the outfits she wore)...  I'm searching thru the archives for a picture to share...

nmewn's picture

I think the Texans have the phrase "All hat, no cattle." that fits this stupid bitch

cbxer55's picture

Not sure I want to see that. Gag me with a spoon, gross!  ;-)

tbone654's picture

No, you want to see this, she was hot... former exotic dancer... her name was racetrack rosie

SoDamnMad's picture

And good ole Debbie Wasserman at her side.  A true Merican dat Debbie. (She bought those hats in a bunch of colors. She thinks they are cool - NOT)

fleur de lis's picture

Debbie Waddaschmuck is cut from the same cheap cloth as the ignorant Congresswoman Wilson.

How dare that ignorant gulpin participate in such a private and painful conversation and then sell it as political currency.

If she had any brains she would know to keep her big mouth shut.

Instead she has proven to the world how poorly she was raised.

After Waddaschmuck's own public disgrace one would think she would have the decency to avoid the limelight for a while, especially something like this..

But her ignorant ego got the better of her and she saw the opportunity to get her ugly mug back on TV.

This country is so cooked.

The most ignorant, self serving, ill spoken, poorly read, bad mannered, vapid, shallow, severely undignified Americans are now our rulers.

They don't even understand basic decorum.

Stupid Wilson slipped when she joked that she's now a "rock star." 

For there is many a true word spoken in jest.

The truth is that most of our ignorant officeholders and their guttersnipe MSM friends fancy themselves rock stars.

And they are.

The same obnoxious, coarse behavior that comes with heaps of money, adoring fans, and no brains, all managed by puppeteers in the shadows.

The rules of good social conduct just don't apply to them -- they are rock stars so they are above it all.

Hollyweird, the entertainment industry, the MSM, and the DC Swamp all have more in common with each other than they would care to admit, assuming they have the brains to notice. 

Waddaschmuck and Wilson are nothing short of guttersnipes.



WhiteHose's picture

And she's a total disgrace to Congress and to florida

iamrefreshed's picture

Florida is a different place near where the Jews keep their pet niggers.

1 Alabama's picture

+5 for the gold out the mouth one

secretargentman's picture

Having lived in Korea for a couple years, I'm having the darndest time keeping John Kerry and John Kelly straight. 

Handful of Dust's picture

The Demoocraps are losing voters by the thousands with thier vilence and hate speech. Wilson's racist antics show their desparation to continue to divide the nation just as Osama bin Bama did for 8 years.

Lockesmith's picture

I wonder whether this Pajeet in a cowboy hat uses a toilet like white people, or whether she has a desginated shitting street in her back yard to help her feel at home.

Froman's picture

perhaps a Waters wannabe but definitely a Corrine Brown or Alcee Hastings clone.

mybigguns's picture

She makes Maxine Waters look sane!

ResistTemptation's picture

She must be a Texas cowgirl!If that hat wasnt bad enough look at the obvious brainiac on the far left. He MUST be a jeanyiss with such smart glasses and bow tie!

FORD_FIESTA's picture

Not a Maxine Waters wannabe,,,,,,a Maxine Waters TURD!

Kayman's picture

If the host dies so does the parasite.