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Friday, October 20, 2017

Frederica Wilson Strikes Back at John Kelly: ‘LYING,’ ‘RACIST’

 Rep. Frederica Wilson on Friday accused White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly of lying about her and using a “racist term” when he publicly admonished her for politicizing the president’s condolence call to a Special Forces’ widow.
Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, on Thursday denounced the Florida Democrat for listening in on President Trump’s call to Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow and then accusing the president of being disrespectful.
“He has my sympathy for the loss of his son, but he can’t just go on TV and lie on me,” Mrs. Wilson said on CNN.
She took issue with Mr. Kelly describing her remarks at the 2015 dedication of a FBI field office in Miami, which was named for two agents killed in the line of duty.
Mr. Kelly said she boasted about securing funding for the building in her district and described the congresswoman as “empty barrels making the most noise.”
“I was not even in Congress in 2009 when the money for the building was secured. So that’s a lie. How dare he,” Mrs. Wilson said.
She said that she did participate in the naming of the building at the behest of FBI Director James B. Comey and House Speaker John A. Boehner, describing it as a bipartisan effort.
She also took offense at the phrase “empty barrel.”
“That’s a racist term, too. I’m thinking about that. We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel, and I don’t like to be dragged into something like that,” she said.
Mrs. Wilson did not elaborate on what she read in the dictionary or how the phrase has racist implications.
A day earlier, when Mr. Kelly made the remarks at a White House press briefing, he lamented that Mrs. Wilson had fouled the “sacred” call the president made to the widow.
Mrs. Wilson was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on Tuesday when Mr. Trump called to express condolences for the her loss of her husband, Sgt. Johnson, one of four special forces members killed in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger.
Mrs. Johnson was on her way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of her husband.
The congresswoman said Mr. Trump told the widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for, but when it happens it hurts anyway.”
She described it as disrespectful and insensitive.
Mr. Kelly said that the president was saying that Sgt. Johnson was a brave man, a fallen hero and he knew what he was getting into when chose to become one of the 1 percent who serve their country.
“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 tried to express that opinion that he’s a brave man, a fallen hero,” Mr. Kelly said.



    We have a chance here to shut her up and at teh same time end the practice of calling people racist any time you disagree with them.

    SUE THE SHIT OUT OF THIS WOMAN. She ONLY has protection from slander and libel ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.

    If we start to file suit everytime they tyhrough out the race card because they do not have facts to support their argument. Then it will get to a point where they either learn to shut up and stop making false claim or spend the rest of their lives in teh poor house.

    All it will take is for just one person to get sued and lose in court and the practice of throwing out the race card will end. We can bankrupt these people who live off the race card. E PLEASE PLEASE Mr Kelly

  2. What the HELL does it matter if he did say He knew what he was signing up for? Every SERVICE MEMBER KNOWS what they are SIGNING UP FOR ! I think it is even PRAISING ONE OF OUR BRAVE MILITARY MEMBERS MORE to SAY HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS SIGNING UP FOR! He "KNEW " he might have to make the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR HIS COUNTRY AND SIGNED UP ANYWAYS!He knew that when he signed up HE MIGHT NEVER SEE HIS SPOUSE AND LOVED ONES AGAIN AND HE DID IT ANYWAYS! That is a BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS INDIVIDUAL! That is the BLANK CHECK EACH PERSON in the MILITARY SIGNS when they JOIN! They sign a Blank Check to their Country to defend it and protect it up to and including giving their life!