Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Joe Wilson Meets with President Trump on MOX

Oct 19, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Meets with President Trump on MOX

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after attending a meeting in the White House with President Donald Trump to support the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) Fabrication Facility project:

I was grateful for the opportunity to join my colleagues Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, as well as Governor Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson, to explain to President Donald Trump why the Department of Energy should keep its promise to the people of South Carolina by reversing its dangerous decision to abandon MOX.

“As a supporter of the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement that led to the creation of the MOX Fabrication Facility, I have successfully fought for funding for the project as a senior member on the House Armed Services Committee. I fought back against President Barack Obama when his administration first attempted to shut down MOX, and I have spoken on the House floor every year since in support of this project. Currently, South Carolina is at risk of becoming a de-facto repository for weapons grade plutonium, and I will continue to support all efforts to complete MOX.

“The meeting with President Donald Trump was productive, and I am hopeful that he will reverse the Department of Energy’s decision and continue moving forward with this critical project.”

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