Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement on chairing today’s Helsinki Commission Hearing:  

“I am grateful to have chaired today’s Helsinki Commission hearing on Human Rights and Democracy in Europe and for the bipartisan Congressional representation at today’s hearing. As an election observer in Bulgaria 30 years ago, I learned firsthand the importance of human rights to a healthy Democracy. America must remain committed to the protection and preservation of human rights in Europe and around the world.”