The ongoing feud between a South Florida congresswoman and a high ranking member of the Trump administration continues after Chief of Staff John Kelly said he will not apologize for past comments.
Rep. Frederica Wilson has been a constant critic of the administration in the weeks since she criticized a condolence call from the President to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four soldiers killed earlier this month during an ambush in Niger.
During an interview with Fox News on Monday, Kelly was asked about comments he made accusing Wilson of grandstanding during a 2015 ceremony for the new FBI field in Miami before making a statement saying she took credit for the building’s funding – a statement which was proven to be inaccurate.
"Oh, no," Kelly said when asked if he would apologize. "No. Never. Well, I'll apologize if I need to. But for something like that, absolutely not. I stand by my comments."
Wilson sent a tweet Tuesday morning saying she stands by her comments and that Kelly lied about her and “to the American people.”
Currently in her fourth term representing a district that includes Miramar, Opa-locka and Miami Gardens among other areas, Wilson says she has received death threats after telling reporters that Trump told Johnson’s widow that “he knew what he signed up for.”
The President denied making those comments, but relatives of Johnson confirmed Wilson’s account after saying they heard the comments as well.