Betty on the News: Rep. Joe Wilson: One Apology is Enough
Despite threats, Republican Congressman Joe Wilson says he will not apologize again for his outburst during President Obama’s speech last week
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
Despite Democratic leaders have threatened to formally discipline him if he does not apologize, South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson announced on Sunday that he will not give a public apology on the House floor for his outburst during President Obama‘s health care address last week.
In the middle of Obama’s speech to a joint-session of Congress, Wilson created a political firestorm when he shouted “You lie!” at Obama, interrupting his speech.
“I’ve apologized one time. The apology was accepted by the president, the vice president … I am not apologizing again,” he told Fox News Sunday. “I believe that is sufficient.”
And while he admits he would probably not do it again, Wilson defended his actions, saying “I believe in the truth. What I heard was not true. I believe (Obama) was misstating the facts.” (Fox News)