WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, the husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, announced Monday that he is endorsing New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.
"I have known Hillary Clinton for a decade. She is the one candidate who, in my judgment, understands the need to get Americans out of harm’s way and to move this to a political process,” Wilson said in a statement. “She knows what to do. She has the leadership. On day one, she will be able to reach out to the international community, and I am delighted to fight the fight with her."
Wilson accused the White House of intentionally leaking his wife's covert role to the press after he contested the administration's original reasons for going to war. Clinton praised his opposition for the war and his role in the court case involving his wife.
"Joe Wilson has stood up to this administration and held it accountable for the misinformation that led us into the Iraq war,” Clinton said in a statement. “I’m so pleased that we share the goal of ending this war so that we can begin bringing our troops home safely."
- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich