Frederica Wilson Accuses John Kelly Of "Character Assassination", Demands Apology

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, called by Donald Trump as the "wacky" "gift that keeps on giving" demanded an apology from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Sunday, accusing him of “character assassination” and being “a puppet of the president” after Kelly criticized her for delivering a tone-deaf speech at a dedication ceremony for an FBI field office in Florida – a characterization of events that she has vociferously disputed.

“Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people,” Wilson said during an appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy." The ongoing feud between Wilson and the White House has overshadowed demands by lawmakers for more information about the ambush early this month that left four American green berets dead in Niger, near the border with Mali. The attack was initially described as an Al Qaeda-organized ambush. But new questions have emerged after it was revealed that the body of Sgt. La David Johnson – one of the four men who perished in the incident – was found a mile from where the attack occurred, the Hill reported.

"We had four soldiers who died. They have been buried," she said. "And we need to know why, and we need to know about the special circumstances surrounding [U.S. Army Sgt.] La David Johnson.”

The feud between Wilson and Trump erupted after Wilson told CNN about a tone-deaf condolence call that Trump made to Johnson’s widow two weeks after his death. Wilson described Trump’s remarks during the call as insensitive and claimed he appeared not to remember Johnson’s name. Trump and Kelly both disputed Wilson’s characterization of the call. Since the scandal broke, another gold star family released a recording of their condolence call from Trump to help rebut claims that Trump was being insensitive.

Kelly was pulled into the feud between Wilson and Trump when he gave an emotional press conference last week railing against Wilson for criticizing his boss, adding that the grieving process of Gold Star families should be “sacred.” During his remarks, Kelly said he was "stunned" that a member of Congress "would have listened in on that conversation."

"I would have thought that was sacred," he said.

Kelly also called Wilson an "empty barrel" and suggested she showed her true colors when she took credit for securing "$20 million" in funding for the FBI field office in Miami.

"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," he said.

"And how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money — the $20 million — to build the building, and she sat down, and we were stunned."

Wilson responded that funding for the building had been appropriated long before she arrived in Congress, and said the feud between herself and the White House had become “totally personal.” Video published Friday by the Sun Sentinel showed Wilson spent several minutes claiming credit for legislation that named the building for two slain FBI agents, but did not take credit for scrounging up the federal funding.

Trump has repeatedly mocked Wilson on Twitter, referring to her as “Wacky Congresswoman Wilson” and “the gift that keeps on giving.”

He’s also accused her of “killing the Democratic Party"...

Watch the entire AM Joy interview below:

Comments

any_mouse Oct 23, 2017 4:17 PM Permalink

I demand Ms. Hatz immediately apologize to cowboys, ranchers, et al, who wear those hats, not as a fashion statement, but as a utilitarian article of work clothing.

She is the all time meme image for "all hat, no cattle".

Koba the Dread any_mouse Oct 23, 2017 6:46 PM Permalink

Are you kidding. No cowboy, rancher, westerner wears "those" hats except rodeo clowns. Where to you live? In Connecticut? Puerto Rico? That is not a cowboy hat! That is not a western hat! That is a joke hat worn by rodeo clowns. Perhaps she should apologize to rodeo clowns instead. As for you, did you just step off the boat from Lapland?

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DirtySanchez Oct 23, 2017 2:15 PM Permalink

This is a serious subject.There are a few things that need clarification when discussing this issue.-When dealing with a crazy person, walk away quickly.-When dealing with a crazy nigger, run for your life.-When dealing with a crazy nigger-congress creature, record and video every sound and movement you make; as you run for your life.Crazy is an illness, that very often can't be treated.  

Grandad Grumps Oct 23, 2017 12:06 PM Permalink

Talk to the hand. (Look in the mirror)

I thnk that she was out of line and showed a lot of disrespect.

Maybe instead of looking to blame someone, Congress should get rid of the laws that make it all possible. It is within their power to reverse the warfare state and what comes with it.

GunnyG Oct 23, 2017 11:43 AM Permalink

We should encourage this pig and other sheboon Maxipad Waters to keep running their oral shitboxes about Trump. They're the best friends we on the Right have! The more they spew their shit, the more our base grows!

Flankspeed60 Oct 23, 2017 11:00 AM Permalink

Nothing Trump can say or do will satisfy these affirmative action dindu's, who have poisoned race relations in this country beyond recovery. By now, everybody is a racist, however reluctant we may be to admit it. Of course, if we stopped killing our kids in endless banker/MIC wars, it might give the harpies one less issue to harp about.

Pernicious Gol… Oct 23, 2017 10:58 AM Permalink

The Congresswoman sat in on the call in a pre-arranged effort to ambush the President. Whoever arranged the ambush is low enough to use a military widow's grief to further their political agenda. The widow may not have realized she is nothing but a tool for the DNC, to be discarded when they no longer need her.

SRV Pernicious Gol… Oct 23, 2017 11:27 AM Permalink

Wondering why the Grieving Officer (forget the official title) assigned to her wouldn't have said something about a known "Dem Trump Hater" listening in.The widow spilled the beans here though (they always seem to go overboard)... her family has close ties to that clown Wilson... meaning this was a setup from the beginning!Wonder how much time Stephie spent reporting Bill's meeting in Putin's home before his wife (as S of State) approved the sale of 20% of US uranium... or that her State Dept signed off on many millions of paid speeches for questionable characters by her husband, including a $500K speech in Moscow right after the uranium deal.But, nothing to see here... hey, did you hear Trump forgot a name!

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shimmy Oct 23, 2017 10:43 AM Permalink

If he owes this dumb twat an apology then the entire left and media owe the president an apology for calling him a white supremacist and everything else they have said that isn't supported by facts. It's always amusing when you see the dumbocrats and lefties flip out and cry about how something is unfair and demand an apology whenever people do to them what they do to everyone else. They act like such children and the widespread immaturity of lefties is stunning. 

Swamidon Oct 23, 2017 10:14 AM Permalink

Whacky Wilson says it all, and what a mouth... just like an alligator and ain't she a joy?  All these ugly crazy women in the National spotlight are giving women everywhere a bad name and yet normal women do, and say, nothing about it.  Cut off your nose to spite your face isn't a great idea ladies.    

shankster Oct 23, 2017 9:34 AM Permalink

Miami is a 3rd world dump. A true mess and a total shit hole. The sanctuary city of Miami is one big immigration office and in most places looks and smells like a landfill.

currency Oct 23, 2017 9:23 AM Permalink

Wilson is a NUT CASE and has a poor record in supporting VETS. She is only seeks to benefit herself and not her voters, who should be ashamed of voting for this hustler $$$$. Now Wilson is dragging the widow and family of Sgt johnson in. Wilson is a terrible person. She needs tobe voted out.

idontcare Oct 23, 2017 9:15 AM Permalink

She should do her TV spots in front of a backdrop which represents her end of the City a/o/t downtown Miami.   North Miami and Opa Locka are and always have been the skankier sides of town and it's no wonder that someone like Wilson represents these morlocks.