[Guest post by DRJ]
Rep. Joe Wilson apologized to President Obama for yelling “You Lie!” after Obama said illegal immigrants would not be eligible for low-cost health care during his recent speech at a joint session of Congress. President Obama accepted Wilson’s apology but the Democratic-led Congress also wants Wilson to apologize to the House for shouting. If not, Congressional leaders say they will move forward with a resolution of disapproval.
Today on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Wilson said he won’t apologize again:
“I am not going to apologize again. I apologized to the president on Wednesday night. I was advised then that, ‘Thank you, now let’s get on to a civil discussion of the issues,’” Wilson said. “I’ve apologized one time. The apology was accepted by the president, by the vice president, who I know. I am not apologizing again.”
I doubt this will satisfy many Democrats, but not because they view apologies as important. Why? Because we already know Congressional Democrats think some apologies are a joke and just another political tool.