“ABUSE OF OFFICE” ALLEGED
Supporters of embattled S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell (RINO-Charleston) are accusing Attorney General Alan Wilson of prosecutorial misconduct … except this time their beef has nothing to do with Wilson’s ongoing grand jury investigation of Harrell.
According to multiple Harrell supporters who spoke with FITS on condition of anonymity, the Speaker is blasting Wilson for “abuse of office” in connection with his recent lawsuit against the federal government over the Savannah River Site.
Wilson is suing the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) in an effort to force it to continue funding the mixed-oxide fuel (MOX) facility in Aiken County, S.C.
This boondoggle – which was supposed to have been completed seven years ago at a cost of $1.6 billion – now has a price tag of more than $10 billion (and no guarantee it will ever be completed).
Anyway, according to Harrell’s people Wilson’s lawsuit is “frivolous” and has no standing because “there is no actionable agreement” between the state and the federal government over the facility.
“He can throw constitutional references up against the wall all day long but he’s got no case,” one prominent lawyer-legislator told FITS.
Another lawyer-legislator – and Harrell supporter – took it a step further.
“Forty-nine other Attorney Generals in America and not one of them would bring this action,” the lawmaker told us. “That’s because there is no action to bring. This is a son who is abusing his office because some jobs in daddy’s district are on the chopping block.”
Um … its Attorneys General … but that’s an interesting point. Wilson’s father – U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson – represents Aiken County, where the Savannah River Site is located.
Wilson – along with S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and numerous other politicians of both parties – is trying to pull every possible rabbit out of every possible hat in an effort to keep funding flowing to the facility, which employs 1,800 South Carolina workers.
(You know, those workers Haley loves to, um, brag about …)
What do we think of their efforts?
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