appeared on Fox News with on Fox News Sunday, to discuss his fifteen minutes and whether or not he will apologize for his outburst in Congress.
Wilson said that he would not apologize in Congress. He believes that apologizing to the President was enough.
“My view is,” Wilson explained, “the apology to the President, to the Vice President, to the White House, his acceptance, the Vice President’s acceptance—people know my civility, they know that it is a one time event.”
Wilson sounded sincere, but did not understand or want to understand that it was more important to apologize to the Congress than it was to the President.
He blamed town hall meetings, just prior to the President’s speech for the outburst. He said that he had a town hall meeting moment and that it would not happen again. Though he does think that he was correct in calling the President out on the issue of illegal immigrants, Joe Wilson does admit it was wrong of him to have objected in the manner that he did. “I would never do this on purpose.”
Chris Wallace brought up an article in the New York Times that accused Wilson of not being able stomach a black President “residing over the majestic chamber”.
Joe Wilson seemed hurt by the accusation, “Hey now, hey now, no no, hey,” interrupting Wallace quoting the article. “I respect the President, I respect the presidency.”
Wallace then asked about the fund raising video where Wilson says he will “speak up and speak loudly” for the issues facing America, “Congressman,” Wallace asked, “if you’re fund raising of the incident, are you really sorry.”
“I have been made the number one target for election next year,” Joe Wilson answered, “I will not be muzzled, I will be speaking on behalf the American people, but I will be civil.”
Joe Wilson admits that there is a provision on the H.R. 3200 that prohibited illegal immigrants from capitalizing on the program, but “there was no enforcement,” and that was the issue he had with the bill.
Congressman Wilson handled himself very honestly and civil with Chris Wallace, and said he respected the House and Congress very much, but he will not be apologizing Congress.
Wilson argues that his actions brought attention to the topic of enforcement of the provision prohibiting illegal immigrants. And though he is sorry and promises that an outburst like his would never happen again, he criticizes the criticism of him being wrong in his accusation.
The link below is for the interview with Chris Wallace: