Florida’s rhinestone cowgirl, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, doubled down on her questionable credibility, telling The New York Times the “White House itself is full of white supremacists.”
The blanket condemnation of the executive branch of the U.S. government comes in response to Wilson being taken to task by White House chief of staff John Kelly, who expressed deep emotion in condemning the Democratic lawmaker for politicizing a “sacred” call to the family of a deceased soldier, calling Wilson an “empty barrel.”
And while we’re not sure what dictionary Wilson used, the mad hatter who bragged about being a “rock star” because of her remarks was quick to play the race card.
“That’s a racist term,” Wilson told CNN. “We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel.”
Kelly, a Gold Star father himself, after losing his son in 2010, said he was “broken-hearted” over the Wilson exploiting a personal call President Donald Trump made to the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four Green Berets killed in Niger.
The retired general is taking heat for misconstruing remarks Wilson made during the 2015 dedication of a FBI field office in Miramar, Fla.
Kelly said the lawmaker took credit for helping secure funding for the building, when a video of the event shows Wilson talked about getting legislation passed that named the building after fallen agents, Fox News reported.
Naturally, this is now a focal point in her feud with the White House, rather than politicizing the grief of a fallen soldier’s family.
“I feel very sorry for [Kelly] because he feels such a need to lie on me and I’m not even his enemy,” Wilson told The Times. “I just can’t even imagine why he would fabricate something like that.”
The attention-seeking congresswoman then questioned the credibility of the Trump administration — which is what makes her attractive to the anti-Trump media.
“They are making themselves look like fools. They have no credibility,” she said. “They are trying to assassinate my character, and they are assassinating their own because everything they say is coming out and shown to be a lie.”
In a mic-dropping moment, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Kelly “absolutely” stands by his criticism.
“As Gen. Kelly pointed out, if you’re able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes all about yourself, you’re an empty barrel,” she said, according to Fox News. “If you don’t understand that reference, I will put it a little bit more simply. As we say in the South: ‘all hat, no cattle.’”