The women of the Congressional Black Caucus won’t stand for White House chief of staff, John Kelly‘s bull. The CBC are now calling on Kelly to apologize for the comments he made about Rep. Frederica Wilson last week.
“We, the women of the Congressional Black Caucus, proudly stand with Congresswoman Wilson and demand that General Kelly apologize to her without delay and take responsibility for his reckless and false statements,” the congresswomen said in a statement.
Kelly told reporters at a press briefing, “A congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money — the $20 million — to build the building, and she sat down, and we were stunned.”
A video later surfaced, proving Kelly had lied on Wilson. The women of the CBC also addressed it in their statement.
“A video of Congresswoman Wilson’s comments on that day has been released, and it provides indisputable proof that she never made any of the statements of which General Kelly falsely accused her,” the statement said.
It also said, “Congresswoman Wilson’s integrity and credibility should not be challenged or undermined by such blatant lies.”
According to The Hill, at least 17 female caucus members signed their names on the statement including Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Barbara Lee.