Clyburn: Wilson “Ought To Man Up” And Make Public Apology From House Floor

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September 10, 2009 5:53 a.m.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) appeared on the Bill Press radio show this morning, and said that Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) written apology for having shouted “You lie!” at President Obama wasn’t good enough.

Instead, Clyburn says Wilson should go to the well of the House — the same place where he made the insult — and give a public apology there.

“That’s a cowardly way to do it,” Clyburn said of the written statement. “He ought to man up and go down to the well of the House and say, I acted with a lack of decorum the last evening, and I apologize to the President of the United States, and I apologize to my colleagues in both bodies, and I apologize to the people of South Carolina for having done so.

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