17 Black Female Lawmakers Call on Kelly to Apologize

They accuse him of telling 'blatant lies' about Frederica Wilson
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2017 5:47 AM CDT
Updated Oct 23, 2017 6:29 AM CDT
Frederica Wilson is asking White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to apologize for making false claims about her while defending President Trump's handling of condolences to a military family.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – The John Kelly-Frederica Wilson controversy moved up a level Sunday when most of the black women in Congress called for Trump's chief of staff to apologize to the Florida lawmaker. Some 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement calling for Kelly to "take responsibility" for "reckless and false statements" and apologize for "blatant lies" about Wilson, Politico reports. Amid a dispute over a call from President Trump to the family of one of the soldiers killed in Niger, Kelly claimed that Wilson, a Democrat, had boasted about securing funding for an FBI building dedicated to two slain agents, but video of the building's dedication contradicted his claims. In other developments:

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