VIDEO: Rep. Joe Wilson on Russia Expelling US Diplomats

Today Rep. Joe Wilson talked to Fox News about his reaction to Russia expelling U.S. diplomats. You can view the entire interview here:


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Rep. Joe Wilson Explores Bid for House Foreign Affairs Committee

“Rep. Joe Wilson, best remembered outside Washington as the guy who shouted “You lie” at President Barack Obama, is exploring a bid to be the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

It would be a chance for the South Carolina Republican to push a legislative agenda he’s been cultivating for years as a foreign policy wonk and prolific world traveler.

Some members on the House Republican Steering Committee — a mix of leadership and rank-and-file lawmakers who recommend committee chairmanships — are urging Wilson to pursue the Foreign Affairs gavel after current Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., retires.

“He is within a handful of members of the House of Representatives that the Pentagon will know and people throughout the world will know,” said Graham, whose portfolio also includes foreign policy and military affairs. “This would be a good match of the man and the moment.”

Democrats also aren’t balking at the concept of the fifth most senior committee member climbing up the ranks.

Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, a senior committee Democrat who only became acquainted with Wilson after the 2009 incident, called Wilson “a gentleman” and “a very civil and considerate colleague.”

In political circles, Wilson is not known as a bomb thrower, but as courtly, enthusiastic, eccentric and above all likable. He’s famous for giving out campaign keychains, showing off fading family photos covered in protective plastic and inviting members to meet with any foreign dignitary he happens to be hosting at any given time.”

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Congressman Joe Wilson visits Aiken, congratulates local business

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Local businesses expanding thanks to the tax cuts recently passed in Washington D.C.

Today U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson was in Aiken congratulating a local businessman on his companies’ growth.

Norman Dunagan owns Whiskey Alley Restaurant and Dumpster Depot in Aiken.

Dunagan says he’s added more labor, started 3 business last year and one this year.

Dunagan explains, he chose to expand with the confidence that our economy will continue to thrive due to tax cuts giving people more money to spend.

Critics point out that the tax cuts are causing the nation’s deficit to move sharply higher.

Story originally posted by WJBF. 

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Tax Reform in DC Helping SC

West Columbia, SC (WOLO) —Congressman Joe Wilson says recent tax reform passed in Washington is yielding results right here in the Midlands.

Monday morning Wilson stopped by Mooneyhan’s auto service in West Columbia to congratulate him on his recent expansion adding a new bay to his shop.

The Republican lawmaker says this is a sign of things to come.

Story originally posted by ABC Columbia.

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Rep. Joe Wilson: Democrats using shutdown to distract from President’s successes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WACH) — On Saturday, South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson released a statement on the partial government shutdown.

Rep. Wilson (SC-02) says of the shutdown:

“Last night, I was disappointed to watch Senate Democrats oppose a clean spending bill that would have kept our government open and reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Plan for six years. Senate Democrats are just trying to distract families from President Donald Trump’s successes on his first anniversary in office.

A government shutdown does not benefit anyone, and it causes irreparable harm to our military. Over 100,000 National Guardsmen will be sent home from weekend training, and over two million service members will have their pay disrupted by Senate Democrat’s partisan politics. This is unacceptable.

 Sadly, Democrats have chosen to hold adequate funding of our troops serving in harm’s way across the globe and children in need of a long-term fix for their health insurance hostage over immigration legislation. It is time Democrats in both the Senate and House stop playing politics and fund the government, it is what their constituents and their country expect of them.”

The shutdown began after Senators failed to pass a government spending bill on Friday evening.

President Donald Trump also focused on the role of Democratic Senators in the partial shutdown in Saturday morning tweets. He stated they “decided to play Shutdown politics instead.”

In a later statement, Rep. Wilson forfeited his pay during the shutdown, saying:

“Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats had the option to keep the government open and provide funding for at-risk children and our troops, but instead American families are experiencing a shutdown. Thousands of families at Fort Jackson and the Savannah River Site could potentially face smaller paychecks as a result of this dilemma. If my constituents are feeling this pain, Members of Congress should as well.”

Rep. Wilson has represented the 2nd Congressional district since 2001.

Story originally posted by WACH Fox 57.


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Wilson Receives the Support of the CDCA

161107_joewilson_endorsed_fblinkThe Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) endorsed Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) for his reelection on November 8th: 

“Since the CDCA’s inception, our motto has been to advocate, protect and preserve,” said Joshua Hatter, Vice President, PR Chair, CDCA and senior manager of marketing and business development for General Dynamics Information Technology. “These individual candidates all have a focus on programs and initiatives that will continue to help position the region as a strategic market for defense industry spending, contracts, talent and growth.”  

“I am grateful to receive the support of the Charleston Defense Contractor’s Association as a native of Charleston,” Congressman Wilson said. “Each of the companies in the Charleston Defense Contractors Association create jobs and improve the vocational infrastructure in our community. A rising tide lifts all boats—strong job growth in Charleston is good for South Carolina and is good for contractors and subcontractors in the Second Congressional District.”

From the Charleston Defense Contractors Association: 

“Congressman Wilson holds key positions that have a significant impact in this community. Wilson is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which focuses on Cyber Defense. This area of defense and technology is a cornerstone of the work performed by SSC Atlantic and supporting Industry Partners. He is also Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel and a member of various committees and subcommittees focused on the defense industry.”

ICYMI: Wilson was also endorsed by the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition and local and national right to life organizations. 

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Wilson Receives the Support of the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition


The National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition endorsed Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) for his reelection on November 8th:

“Your leadership and patriotism are especially needed in the House of Representatives at this particular time in our history when our beloved country is at risk…” wrote Chairman John J. Molloy, OSJ.  “Accordingly, the Board of the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition was polled and has unanimously approved the endorsement of your candidacy.”

“As a 31 year veteran who served in the Army Reserves and the South Carolina Army National Guard, and the father of four sons who have served in the military—including two who served in Iraq, another in Egypt, and another in Afghanistan—I am humbled and grateful to receive the support of the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition,” Wilson said. “Each day, I fight in Congress to stand up for our troops, veterans, and military families. I look forward to continuing my work on the Armed Services Committee to protect American families from threats at home and abroad.”

The Coalition consists of 70 veterans organizations and veterans advocacy groups which represent over 250,000 veterans and their families.

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Wilson Endorsed for His Strong Commitment to Pro-Life Values


Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) was honored to receive endorsements from local and national pro-life organizations in recognition of his strong commitment to pro-life values:

South Carolina Citizens for Life Federal Political Action Committee: 

“We appreciate your commitment to protecting innocent human life during your service… We are pleased to stand with you for this righteous cause.”

National Right to Life Committee:

“All voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to return you to Congress, so that you can continue to work to advance vital pro-life public policies.”

Congressman Joe Wilson: 

“I am grateful to receive the support of the pro-life community. Throughout my time in Congress, I have been a steadfast advocate for pro-life values and legislation. I will continue to fight to protect unborn children and other vulnerable members of our families.”

The organizations endorsed Congressman Wilson based on his support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Congressman Wilson also received a perfect 100 percent pro-life voting record during the 114th Congress. 

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The Truth about Guantanamo Bay


The Obama administration continues its reckless policy of releasing dangerous terrorists from the detention center located in Guantanamo Bay. Now, the President has resorted to misleading members of Congress while withholding the full truth from the American people regarding these detainees — who they are and where they’re going — in the process. 

The truth is, we have no way of predicting what these terrorists will do — and we cannot gamble the safety of American families. 

We deserve full transparency from the White House.

Stand with me to demand the truth from our White House.

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Standing AGAINST Iran and WITH Israel


The President’s administration continues to tiptoe around the truth — Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, poses an imminent threat to the United States and our ally, Israel. 

The President’s administration has been providing billions of dollars to Iran, which will likely be put towards advancing the country’s nuclear ambitions

The U.S. is not the only nation who could potentially suffer the consequences of a nuclear Iran. Our greatest ally in the Middle East — Israel — also stands to have its security placed in jeopardy. 

The President’s administration appears to finally be losing confidence in its ill-advised “Iran Deal.”  

It’s simple — there can be no “gray area” when we are talking about nuclear threats posed by Iran — a country that is openly hostile to Israel.

We must act NOW to take preventive measures that will defend the safety of the United States and Israel. We cannot rely on Iran’s “word” — now or ever.

We must stand together and support Israel. Our friends have to know we have their backs. 

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