Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Statement on Secretary Hagel's Resignation

Nov 24, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down.

"The Obama Administration’s failure to promote a strong national defense becomes more evident everyday. With Secretary Hagel’s departure from the Department of Defense, it is clear that even those who are perceived as compliant with this Administration fall short of the President’s expectations. I commend Secretary Hagel’s service to our country and hope that his replacement will work with the House and Senate to restore our military's strength and capability to protect our national security."