From NBC's Kelly O'Donnell and Domenico Montanaro
In what's known as "one-minute speeches" on the House floor, where members can address any topic, Rep. Joe Wilson spoke at 2:03 pm ET to his colleagues. No apology, but Wilson plans to discuss what he calls his "hand-out concerns" about health care legislation.
Wilson spoke about his town hall meetings during recess that he claimed were record in size for South Carolina. Wilson said he had not seen "such passionate events full of patriots" in his 25 years of public service.
He also held up papers with his alterative views on health care. He argued that most people want health-care reform, but "not a government-run takeover."
He ended his one-minute speech with a salute to servicemembers, "God bless our U.S. troops."
Wilson is a retired Army National Guard colonel and has sons in uniform and two who've served in the current wars.
While Wilson did not address his outburst Wednesday, two Republicans who followed him did and urged the House to move on, according to notes House Radio and TV Gallery notes.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) raised the specter of hypocrisy toward House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as he pointed out that she initially said it was time to move on.
Rep. Steve King (IA) called Wilson's outburst a breach of decorum, but that since Wilson called the White House to apologize and since the White House accepted, that should be the end of it.
Wilson is known to participate in "one minutes" practically daily. They tend to focus on his issues of interest, like how he believes health reform will provide care to illegal immigrants. He chose not to participate on Thursday, the day after the president's speech to the joint session.
But today, he seemed to be back to business as usual.
"I suppose he's trying to show that he will not be muzzled," a Democratic aide said.
*** UPDATE *** Rep. John Boehner says he'll vote "no" on a resolution that would reprimand Wilson. This despite reports that Boehner actually asked Wilson to apologize not only to the president, but on the House floor.
"Rep. Wilson has apologized to the President, and the President accepted his apology," Boehner said in a statement. "Last Thursday, Speaker Pelosi said that she believed it was time to move on and discuss health care. I couldn't agree more, and that's why I plan to vote 'no' on this resolution. Instead of pursuing this type of petty partisanship, we should be working together to lower costs and expand access to affordable, high-quality health coverage on behalf of the American people."