White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Friday that the Trump administration stands by Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly’s labeling Florida Democrat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson as an “empty barrel” who was “grand-standing” to make cheap political points while using the death of an American soldier to do it.
“General Kelly said he was stunned that Representative Wilson made comments at a building dedication honoring slain FBI agents about her own actions in Congress. Including lobbying former President Obama on legislation.
As General Kelly pointed out if you’re able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes about yourself you’re an empty barrel.
If you don’t understand that reference, I’ll put it a little more simply — as we say in the South, all hat, no cattle.”
On Friday, and very predictably so, Frederica Wilson pulled the race card on General Kelly, calling the “empty barrel,” reference somehow “racist.”
Kelly said on Thursday that the “empty barrels make the most noise.”
After a Democrat Media Complex reporter was highly critical of General Kelly’s emotional and heartfelt reaction to Frederica Wilson’s politicization of the death of a soldier, Huckabee Sanders scolded the reporter.
Huckabee Sanders “all hat, no cattle,” label on Frederica Wilson carries special meaning since part of the Democrat congresswoman’s daily costume includes wearing a cowboy hat, garb that some could see as cultural appropriation of Texas cowboys.
If you want to go after general Kelly, that’s up to you,” Huckabee Sanders said. “If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general. I think that’s highly inappropriate.”