Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Remarks on President Bush’s State of the Union Address

Feb 2, 2005
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) made the following remarks after listening to President George W. Bush’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Bush clearly articulated his domestic and foreign policy goals for the coming year to the American people,” said Wilson. “As we have witnessed throughout his first four years in office, President Bush continues to put forth the vision and determination necessary to lead America in the right direction. His decision to confront challenges and take bold risks is helping to build a better world for our children and grandchildren.” “By speaking of his support for our troops and his determination to win the war on terrorism, our Commander in Chief continues to provide the resolute leadership that Americans need during a time of war. I share President Bush’s strong commitment to protect the American people by advancing the cause of democracy throughout the world.” “I also agree with the President’s strong belief that Americans have a right to a safe, secure retirement. Although it would be easy to leave tough decisions regarding Social Security to future generations, President Bush has decided to act now to fix this financially broken system. Providing retirement choices to future generations will help ensure that all Americans receive their hard-earned benefits.” “As we enter this new year, I commend President Bush for setting forth an optimistic and achievable agenda for our country.”