Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a prayer service to honor Rep. Frederica Wilson on Saturday, after her recent faceoff with President Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly.
“In an effort towards healing and unifying our community during these times of pain and conflict, faith leaders will join together at a prayer service to cover Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) in prayer as she continues to be a voice for the voiceless,” a statement from Wilson’s office read.
Wilson's office said Myeshia Johnson, the wife of fallen Army Sgt. La David Johnson, will also receive a prayer.
Myeshia Johnson is the widow whose phone conversation with President Trump became the topic of controversy after Wilson called Trump's comments to the grieving wife insensitive. La David Johnson was one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger last month.
After Wilson publicly criticized Trump for telling Myeshia Johnson her husband "knew what he signed up for," Kelly excoriated her from the White House podium for sharing the commander in chief's words. Kelly then shared a story ostensibly about Wilson bragging about securing funding at an FBI building dedication. Video footage later showed Kelly had misrepresented the situation. The White House stood by Kelly.
The service will take place at Saint Agnes Episcopal Church in Miami.