Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced Tim Scott will replace Senator Jim DeMint in the United States Senate:
Wilson stated, "Governor Nikki Haley's decision to appoint Tim Scott to the United States Senate is a historic day for South Carolina and our nation. Tim is an honorable, principled conservative and I have no doubt that he will continue to carry out these beliefs when representing all of the Palmetto State. Over the past two years, Tim Scott has held firm to his convictions and done his best to change the ways of Washington by restoring faith in politics. Throughout our years in public service, I have been fortunate enough to establish a friendship with Tim. I cannot imagine a more deserving and credible candidate to replace Senator Jim DeMint. I look forward to continue working with Tim Scott and the rest of the South Carolina delegation to promote the ideas of limited government and expanded freedom."