From the video:
If I were a betting man, I would say that it instigated more racist sentiment, feeling that it's OK. You don't have to bury it now. You can bring it out and talk about it fully. So, I guess we will probably have folks putting on white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside intimidating people. That's the logical conclusion if this kind of attitude is not rebuked.
How anyone with two brain cells to rub together could come to that "logical conclusion" is beyond understanding.
Rep Hank Johnson: Joe Wilson's Comments Will Lead To "White Hoods" (video)