RETIRED MILITARY OFFICER WAS RELIEVED OF COMMAND FOR SEXUALLY HARASSING A SUBORDINATE
A candidate for the S.C. House of Representatives is touting his experience as a “decorated combat veteran and retired fighter pilot.”
What isn’t he touting? The fact that he was previously relieved of command for sexually harassing a female officer.
Edward B. Carter – a “Republican” running for S.C. House District 97 – was relieved of his command of the U.S. 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Force Base in South Korea for making a derogatory and sexually harassing remark to a female subordinate. Carter admitted making the remark – which was never made public – and apologized to the officer.
The 1992 incident was described by the military as being “inconsistent” with Carter’s personality and prior record of service.
In addition to his military background, Carter is generically touting his support for fiscal conservative reforms like “spending caps on government.” He also claims to be for “limited government,” although his campaign website fails to mention that his prior political leanings moved in a different direction.
“If independent means jumping back and forth between parties, then I guess I’m not independent because I am and have been a Democrat,” Carter told The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier in 2000.
Carter – a past president of The Citadel Alumni Association – has been aggressively supported by S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne, a fiscal liberal who has led the fight against expanded parental choice. That alone makes him suspect in our book.
South Carolina’s General Assembly is already infested with big government liberals posing as “Republicans …” and perverts. We don’t need to add to their ranks.