John Kelly on Whether He Owes Rep. Wilson An Apology: ‘No… Absolutely Not’
On Monday night, Laura Ingraham sat down with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and brought up the feud he had with Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL).
Kelly doubled down on own remarks about the congresswoman during a 2015 appearance at an FBI ceremony where he claimed she was bragging about how she got funding for the building (which was disproven) by saying that a “number of people” (he noted were current and former FBI agents) who were there had “volunteered to come forward” to back up his remarks about Wilson because they saw her before and after her speech.
“I said ‘No, let’s not do this,” Kelly continued. “That part of it we should let go.”
Kelly said it was “depressing” to see how President Trump‘s condolence call to the Gold Star widow of Sgt. La David Johnson was “turned into a political event” how anyone could criticize another person for “doing their best” to “express sorrow from the bottom of their hearts.”
Ingraham then pressed him on Kelly’s accusations against Wilson, while conceding the congresswoman “used the word ‘I’ a lot,” but still didn’t “brag” about the funding. The former general called her speech and her comments at the reception following the ceremony a “package deal” and he “didn’t want to get into it.”
“But do you feel like you have something to apologize for?” Ingraham asked.
“Do I? No,” Kelly responded. “Never. I will apologize if I need to, but for something like this? Absolutely not. I stand by my comments.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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