In the first episode of Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News, “The Ingraham Angle,” White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sat down with her and was asked if he owed Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) an apology.
During the Gold Star widow controversy, Kelly spoke at a White House press briefing and explained how family members are notified when their loved ones have died. During his speech, he also heavily criticized Wilson for making the death of Army Sgt. La David Johnson political.
He also said Wilson took credit for securing funds for a new FBI building, which has been disproved.
In his interview, Kelly was pressed by Ingraham because Wilson’s official comments did not take credit for securing the funds, and he was asked if he should apologize.
“Do I? No,” he said. “Never. I will apologize if I need to, but for something like this? Absolutely not. I stand by my comments.”
Kelly elaborated how he had both former and current FBI agents who were willing to back up his claim, but he said it’s time to move on.
“I said, ‘No, let’s not do this,” Kelly said. “That part of it we should let go.’”
Overall, the former four-star general said the whole ordeal was “depressing” to see the death of a solider becoming a political prop.