SC's Wilson: travel questions insult troops - SC Politics - Wire - TheState.com: "We're attacking the fact that he's traveled to 40 countries and spent over $100,000 in taxpayer money,' Miller spokesman Patrick Norton said.
Miller's campaign has emphasized trips to France, Italy, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Africa. 'Was Congressman Wilson wearing a flak jacket during his first-class, taxpayer-funded trips to France or Luxembourg?' Norton asked.
However, Norton made it clear that the criticism also includes the trips to war zones.
'He is taking troops off mission and putting them at greater risk. Instead of fighting the war on terrorism, they're protecting a Congressman who is after a photo op,' Miller spokesman Patrick Norton said.
Wilson made it clear his visits with troops were in places like dining halls and recreation areas.
'They've never been taken off the line,' Wilson spokesman Brian DeRoy said."