Clip Proves Kelly Lied About Florida House Rep [VIDEO]

CNN reports:

White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly on Thursday erroneously claimed that Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, claimed credit for securing “$20 million” in federal funding to build a new FBI field office in Miami in 2015, according to a video of the event posted Friday by the Sun Sentinel.

Wilson took credit in her speech at the dedication ceremony for shepherding legislation naming the FBI building after two FBI agents who were killed in a gunfight, but did not claim credit for helping to fund the building.

She also praised the valor of law enforcement in her nine-and-a-half minute remarks, at one point calling on those who work in the field to stand and be recognized. The White House did not directly respond to the video, and instead repeated Kelly’s criticism of Wilson as “an empty barrel.”

“A congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money, the $20 million, to build the building, and she sat down,” Kelly said Thursday. “And we were stunned, stunned that she’d done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.”