By Wyatt Earp | September 14, 2009
South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson stated that he will not apologize again for last week’s “You lie!” outburst.
Look, the man made a mistake. He immediately apologized to the president – through his Chief of Staff, and the American people – through the media. The pound of flesh has been collected, and Wilson is moving on. I don’t blame him.
Rep. Joe Wilson said Sunday he will not apologize again for yelling out that President Obama lied during the president’s speech to Congress last week.
“I am not going to apologize again,” the South Carolina Republican said on “FOX News Sunday” when asked about pending disciplinary steps against him by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Notice how CNN puts Wilson’s party affiliation in the second paragraph. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s? That was nowhere to be seen. I’m just sayin’.
House Democrats plan to censure Wilson if he refuses to apologize on the House floor this week.
Immediately after Obama’s speech Wednesday, Wilson issued a statement that apologized for inappropriate behavior. He also called the White House that night and spoke to Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who told Wilson that Obama accepted his apology.
Obama said publicly that he accepted the apology. Wilson “apologized quickly and unequivocally, and I’m appreciative of that,” the president said. (H/T – CNN)
So, the president – the aggrieved party here – accepted the apology, but House Democrats want censure. Pretty petty, even for politicians.
Of course, if anyone asks him to apologize again, he can just play this on the House floor:
And that, my friends, would be that.