Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), the Congresswoman in the middle of the controversy around President Trump's condolence call to the widow of a U.S. serviceman who died in Niger, called on Chief of Staff John Kelly to apologize to her and to the American people.
"Not only does he owe me an apology but he owes an apology to the American people, because when he lied on me he lied to them, and I don't think that's fair, and I think that's wrong," Wilson said on Sunday's broadcast of MSNBC's AM Joy.
JOY REID, HOST: Would you like to have an apology from John Kelly?
REP. FREDERICA WILSON (D-FL): You know, John Kelly is almost -- I guess you could say he was a puppet of the president and what he was trying to do was divert the attention away from the president on to me, and he basically just lied on me. I don't like -- I don't appreciate people lying on me. And that's what he did.
I've been in politics a long time and most things don't bother me, you know, it just rolls off my back I've been lied on before, but the character assassination that he went through to call me out of my name, an empty barrel, and all of the work that I've done in this community. Not only does he owe me an apology but he owes an apology to the American people, because when he lied on me he lied to them, and I don't think that's fair, and I think that's wrong. And, yes, he does owe the American people an apology for lying on one of their congresswomen.