Skip to comments.Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'
Posted on 10/19/2017 6:40:00 PM PDT by EdnaMode
A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She's thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father.
But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president's call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing.
"You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she said laughing, according to a report by Miami 7 News. "This is amazing. That's amazing. I'll have to tell my kids that I'm a rock star now."
Hours earlier, White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters he "was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and brokenhearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing." A former Marine Corps general, Kelly knows about sacrifice. He buried his own son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, who was killed in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan.
"A member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the president of the United States to a young wife, and in his way tried to express that opinion that he's a brave man, a fallen hero. He knew what he was getting himself into because he enlisted," Kelly said.
"There's no reason to enlist. He enlisted, and he was where he wanted to be, exactly where he wanted to be with exactly the people he wanted to be with when his life was taken. That was the message," Kelly concluded. "That was the message that was transmitted."
While Wilson was enjoying the media spotlight, her staff was smart enough to put out a statement on her behalf. A spokesperson said the Democrat will not be making any further comment on the issue because the focus should be on helping a grieving widow and family heal, not on her or Donald Trump." But maybe that staffer could teach Wilson some empathy. Maybe the congresswoman could even learn how to apologize or at very least learn not to laugh publicly while a widow grieves.
Yup, absolutely predictable. No shame.
She made it up.
The demonRATS should consider running her in 2020 as Hillary’s Vice President.
That poor wife. She is completely distraught. But no problem. The demoncrap is happy.
Yup, absolutely predictable. No shame.
She’s a Maxine Waters Wannabe.
I had the same thought. Seems quite a coincidence that this gal was right there when the call came in.
She just Harvy Weinsteined this gold star family.
“Shes a Maxine Waters Wannabe.”
No she’s Maxine’s evil twin.
That mom needs to beat the aunt’s @ss!
<...the orphaned children...>
The children are not “orphaned”...They still have their mother...
And, of course, it is Trump who politicized the event.....
Sheep Smith continued to shame this nation with a lie afterwards with his comment, you know its our own Brett Baier who reminded us this morning that it was President Trump who opened the door to politicizing this and now they need it to end, John Kelly made it clear that the nations needs it to end.
no just an evil younger sibling. LOL
Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'No doubt from the Kapernick/BLM/NFL dimwits.
So a BLACK Congress WOMAN creates a Hell On Earth for another BLACK WOMAN who is now a WIDOW?
Will ANYONE in the Enemy Media address this issue from THIS angle?
Wonder how that first Gold Star mother feels now?
The one palling around with Wilson while listening to the president on a private phone call.
Representative Wilson, this is the ultimate slap in the face. To paraphrase Lloyd Benson, I believe, “I knew rock stars, and you, madam, are no rock star.” :)
This woman has some gall and she is an idiot. She is making herself famous in a very negative way.
Okay, GTG to bed now. Take care, all. :)
Wouldn’t be surprised if they did.