LI Welcomes Congressman Joe Wilson

June 11, 2012 | By Danielle Saul

On Wednesday, June 6, more than 100 Leadership Institute supporters, graduates, faculty, and staff welcomed South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson to address June’s Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast.

Rep. Wilson is no stranger to the Leadership Institute.

He is a notable graduate of LI’s 2002 and 2005 One-On-One Television Workshop as well as a member of LI’s Congressional Advisory Board.

“The Leadership Institute has made such a difference for our country giving young conservative the skills to go home and make a difference. And you [LI] are making a difference,” said Rep. Wilson.

Rep. Wilson energized the crowd with his support of Governor Scott Walker in the wake of his victory, saying, “Walker’s win should inspire political leaders across the country, and it does.”

Rep. Wilson encouraged young people throughout the country to get involved in this fall’s election.

He went on to share how proud he is of American troops, including his sons, all of whom currently serve in the United States military. He also expressed his disappointment in the current President’s actions against our military.

“Our military has never been more at risk. They are facing an 8 to 12 percent cut. This is the smallest our military has been since 1939,” Rep. Wilson explained. He then added, “Our troops are so dedicated and so committed...I truly believe we have got the best troops. The personnel are the best ever.”

“This fall we will regain victory,” Rep. Wilson said in an optimistic closing to his talk. “We are seeing changes in our lifetime we never could have imagined 25 years ago.

Below is a photo of LI's Summer Interns with Rep. Wilson.

The Leadership Institute’s Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast is held the first Wednesday of each month and is an excellent opportunity for friends of the Institute to meet leading conservative speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs over good food and fellowship with conservative friends.

The next Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast is scheduled for August 1, 2012 and will feature Mallory Factor, President of MALLORY FACTOR INC. Mallory is also the founder and co-chair of The Monday Meeting, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Click here for more information and to register.