Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement on the passing of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:
Wilson stated, "Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will be remembered a heroine for resolve and victory during the Cold War. Her consistent friendship with President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and Polish Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa provided for a more safe and free world. Prime Minister Thatcher's passion for democracy led to the successful dissolution of the Soviet Union and the liberation of dozens of Soviet states from communism to free-market democracy. My thoughts and prayers are with the Thatcher family, the people of Great Britain, and the millions around the world who were touched by her desire to preserve freedom."