Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Joe Wilson Announces Candidacy for Ranking Member of Foreign Affairs Committee

Nov 9, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Announces Candidacy for Ranking Member of Foreign Affairs Committee

Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his candidacy to be the next Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

Despite all our hard work over the past two years, Tuesday did not pan out the way any of us would have liked. As we examine what went wrong, I know that if we take the right steps now, we will take back the majority in 2020.’

“Being in the minority presents major challenges for Republicans. Having previously served for several years in the minority, I am prepared to advance Republican principles and stop Democrats from undermining the Trump administration. My goal as Ranking Member will be to remain a tireless advocate for our Conference in support of President Donald Trump.’

“I believe my successful tenure as Chairman of three House Armed Services subcommittees, my experience leading a Congressional delegation to Jerusalem for the opening of the U.S. embassy, my leadership as Co-Chairman of the UK and EU caucuses, and my unwavering support for the Republican Party make me the best fit for Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.’

“As the current Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Foreign Affairs and National Security Task Force, I worked to keep members informed on how foreign policy issues directly affect their constituents through meetings and round-tables with ambassadors, parliamentarians, and policy experts.’

“As Ranking Member, I will continue providing opportunities for members to be more involved in foreign affairs and foster positive relationships with world leaders.’

“With increased threats to American safety and security, we need successful leadership. I believe as an accomplished legislator, foreign affairs expert, and effective communicator of ‘American Peace Through Strength,’ I am prepared to serve as Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”