Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001, representing South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. He ran for reelection in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement and won in his solidly Republican district.
Before being elected to Congress, Wilson worked for the legendary Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), Congressman Floyd Spence (R-S.C.), and former South Carolina Gov. Jim Edwards (R ). He also served for 17 years in South Carolina’s State Senate and is an alumnus of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a corporate right-wing bill mill creating “model legislation” for implementation at the state level.
After the 2020 presidential election, Wilson adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. He objected to certifying the Electoral College results and voted against both impeaching Trump for inciting the insurrection and establishing a special House committee to investigate it, among other measures.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Wilson joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Wilson voted against impeaching Trump or holding him accountable in any way for instigating the attack on Congress and for fanning the flames against his vice president once the riot broke out.
- Wilson also voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the assault that disrupted the certification process shortly after it began.
The Big Lie
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Wilson signed an amicus brief in a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential election in four swing states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
- On Dec. 31, 2020, Wilson announced on Twitter that he would vote against certifying the election, writing that he was “disgusted at the irregularities in the 2020 presidential election.”
Top contributors for the 2020 election cycle.
The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.
|Willoughby & Hoefer||$22,400.00||$0.00||$22,400.00|
|Pro-israel America PAC||$21,650.00||$1,000.00||$20,650.00|
|Nelson, Mullins et al||$21,000.00||$10,000.00||$11,000.00|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$18,600.00||$0.00||$18,600.00|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina||$12,820.00||$10,000.00||$2,820.00|
|Hager Pacific Properties||$11,200.00||$0.00||$11,200.00|
|Southeastern Freight Lines||$11,200.00||$0.00||$11,200.00|
|Stern & Stern||$11,200.00||$0.00||$11,200.00|