James Rosen


Republican firm on Obama apology

WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Wilson said emphatically Sunday he won’t apologize to his colleagues for defaming President Barack Obama, increasing the likelihood the House will pass an official reprimand as early as this week. Wilson, 62, was more defiant than contrite in answering a series of sharp questions from Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” his first appearance ever on a Sunday morning talk show. The South Carolina Republican left little doubt he will reject House Democratic leaders’ demand he stand on the floor and apologize to other lawmakers for his “You lie!” shout during Obama’s address to Congress last week. “I am not going to apologize again,” Wilson said.