This morning on Fox News Sunday, Rep. Joe Wilson admitted that he had a "town hall moment" during President Obama's health care address to Congress last Wednesday, but said he "is not going to apologize again."
Wilson also claims that he has "a great respect for the Obama family," and denies the allegations lobbed against him by Maureen Dowd, who accuses Wilson, in today's Times, of attacking Obama based on his race: "Wilson's shocking disrespect for the office of the president- no Democrat ever shouted "liar" at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq - convinced me: Some people just can't believe a black man is president and will never accept it."
As for the outrage over the infamous "you lie" quote, Wilson blames the Democrats, stating that it "is just a way to divert attention... It's a diversion from people looking at the bill and their concerns about the bill." Wilson repeats several times that he "respects the President," but his continued non-apologies don't back that up very well: though he seems proud of the fact that he's not going to issue a second apology, this interview gives a strong impression that he was never really sorry in the first place.