Town hall to focus on legal actions against SC – Duncan, Wilson


Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will hold a joint town hall meeting in the Upstate on Tuesday, February 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Easley Campus of Tri-County Technical College. The town hall will focus on the federal government’s legal actions against South Carolina.

The Obama Administration has pursued legal action against South Carolina for its constitutional secret ballot protections, its new illegal immigration law, and has sought to block Boeing from bringing thousands of jobs to the Palmetto State over a labor dispute. Additionally, the Justice Department has moved to block South Carolina’s new Voter ID law. South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson has been active in countering the federal government’s actions.

“The Administration’s preference to govern by administrative fiat and show an utter lack of respect and unparalleled assault on the Constitution and states like South Carolina has forced myself and other Attorneys General to defend the Constitution in the interest of justice,” said Wilson. “Currently, it’s a one two punch on major issues such as Health Care, Immigration, the NLRB, EPA regulations, and religious freedom. As fellow Attorneys General fight to protect the Constitution in the halls of justice, Members of Congress like Jeff Duncan are doing so in the halls of Congress.”

“While we send many a legal complaint to Washington, I actually look forward to being up there next month to argue our case against Obamacare in front of the US Supreme Court. However, first, I look forward to joining constituents in Easley for a town hall meeting on February 21st.”

Congressman Jeff Duncan has also been fighting the federal government’s actions against the state. Last March, Duncan introduced the State Right to Vote Act, a bill that would prohibit the federal government from suing states that require secret ballots in union elections to prevent against voter coercion and intimidation. Duncan is also the cosponsor of several key pieces of legislation that completely repeal or defund the President’s healthcare law, and has been one of the leaders responsible for legally preventing President Obama from making controversial recess appointments.

“The Obama Administration continues to abuse its power by suing South Carolina over laws overwhelmingly supported by the people of our state. The voters of South Carolina have the right to decide how they want to confront issues impacting the Palmetto State, and I will continue to fight to preserve that freedom.”

“When I was elected to Congress, I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, and that’s exactly what I’ve tried to do. At times, the Obama Administration has twisted, reinterpreted, and even completely ignored the Constitution, which is why Attorney General Wilson and I are doing everything we can to fight back.”

“I’m looking forward to holding this joint town hall in Easley with Attorney General Wilson so we can update our constituents on how we’re fighting back, and to listen to their concerns for our state and nation,” said Duncan.