Joe Wilson Endorsed

Joe Wilson

Running for the Office of Representative from South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District.

Changing the Game is what we love as a Political Action Committee. Joe Wilson did something in Congress that had never been done before, though he did earn quite a bit of negative attention for it, it was nice to see an elected official so visibly upset about American Citizens being lied to by their President that he called him a liar in the middle of the President’s speech to a joint session of Congress.

On September 9, 2009, Wilson shouted at President Barack Obama while President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to outline his proposal for reforming health care. During his address, President Obama said: “There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.” In a breach of decorum, Wilson pointed at Obama and shouted, “You lie!” twice. Wilson did apologize for the breach of decorum but was ultimately vindicated in his comment. According to The Hill “… a recent award of $28.8 million to 67 community healthcare centers around the country would inevitably end up benefiting illegal immigrants, contrary to Obama’s pledge. Of that $28.8 million, $8.5 million is earmarked to target migrant and seasonal farm workers…”

Before being elected to the United States Congress in 2001, Joe served seventeen years, with perfect attendance, in the South Carolina State Senate where he was elected Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, the first Republican Chairman since Reconstruction.

Today, Joe serves on the House Armed Services Committee – where he is honored to be the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel – the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was appointed by the Republican Leader to the highly influential Republican Policy Committee and works as an Assistant Republican Whip. He is Co-Chair of the Composites Caucus, the Bulgaria Caucus, the Kurdistan Caucus, and the Americans Abroad Caucus. He has also serves on the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.

While serving the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, Joe is committed to promoting peace through a strong national defense, decreasing taxes for all Americans, and limiting the size of the federal government.