"Hoyer: Rep. Joe Wilson ‘ought to apologize to the House.’"
Last night, after Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) interrupted President Obama’s speech by yelling, “you lie!,” Wilson issued a statement of apology and followed it up with a call to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) doesn’t think Wilson’s efforts at repentance go far enough. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, Hoyer called Wilson’s actions “inappropriate” and “shameful,” adding, “I think, frankly, he ought to apologize to the House as well because not only did he undermine the civility in the House of Representatives.” Watch it:
Before Wilson issued his apology last night, Hoyer told WTOP that “there’ll be time enough to consider whether or not we ought to make it clear that that action is unacceptable in the House of Representatives.” On ABC’s Good Morning America today, Vice President Biden responded to Wilson by saying, “I was embarrassed for the chamber and a Congress I love.”