Reacting to President Barack Obama telling outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have more “more flexibility” after the 2012 election, South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson told The Daily Caller that the president’s comments are “sadly” true.
“Sadly, that’s true and the flexibility that he was indicating has been to relax the missile defense system that we need and that was what was I believe specific in his conversation with the Russians but actually it applies to everything,” Wilson told TheDC at the Capitol Monday.
“I believe there will be unrestrained growth of big government, an infringement and a limitation on the individual freedoms of the American people and putting our security at risk at the same time.”
When asked if he thinks Obama will win re-election, Wilson said, “I have faith in 52 percent of the American people that he will be not getting a new term.”
According to ABC News, this clip of Obama’s discussion with Medvedev was picked up by a hot mic in South Korea:
OBAMA: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
MEDVEDEV: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
OBAMA: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
MEDVEDEV: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin].