Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Praises Trump’s North Korea Announcement

Nov 20, 2017
Press Release
“Decisive Leadership Is What It Takes To Keep American Families Safe”

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement after President Donald Trump designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism:

"President Trump is exactly right.

"North Korea – a regime that has threatened to strike the United States with nuclear weapons, tortured and murdered an American citizen and conducted assassinations inside of other countries – belongs on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

"I thank the president for demonstrating once again that strong and decisive leadership on the world's stage is what it takes to keep American families safe."

As President Donald Trump addressed the South Korean National Assembly in Seoul two weeks ago, Congressman Joe Wilson introduced House Resolution 612 that recognizes the critical relationship that the United States and South Korea have forged since the formation of the Republic of Korea in 1948. The resolution reaffirms U.S. support for South Korean forces and reiterates that the U.S. presence in South Korea should not be discussed in any potential negotiation with North Korea.

Earlier this year and prior to University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier’s death, Congressman Wilson and Congressmen Adam Schiff introduced the bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act, which would ban tourist travel to North Korea. Read about the bill Congressman Wilson and Congressman Schiff introduced here.

Congressman Wilson recently led a delegation of House colleagues to South Korea. He has also visited North Korea.