Alex Pappas, for Fox News, writes:
The White House on Friday stood by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s criticism of Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson as an “empty barrel” even as the Democratic lawmaker says he misstated her past comments.
Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Kelly “absolutely” stands by his slam.
“As Gen. Kelly pointed out, if you’re able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes all about yourself, you’re an empty barrel,” Sanders said. “If you don’t understand that reference, I will put it a little bit more simply as we say in the South, ‘all hat, no cattle.’”