Scandal-scarred S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell’s controversial “leadership PAC” has disappeared from the internet.
The website for Harrell’s “Palmetto Leadership Council” – a political action committee which has engaged in all sorts of unethical behavior benefiting both Harrell and his fellow “Republicans in Name Only” in the S.C. General Assembly – has been down for more than a week.
You can see for yourself by visiting www.palmettoleadershipcouncil.org.
What makes the disappearance of Harrell’s political action website especially curious? Well, the powerful Speaker – arguably the most influential elected official in the state – is currently staring down the business end of a major ethics complaint.
Not only that, Harrell’s “Palmetto Leadership Council” has contributed thousands of dollars to a handful of state lawmakers charged with conducting an inquiry into the host of alleged abuses perpetrated by Harrell.
According to the latest data from the S.C. State Ethic Commission (SCSEC), Harrell’s PAC spent $1.4 million during the recently concluded election cycle and has just over $172,000 in its account.
And they say loyalty can’t be purchased …
Several attempts have been made in recent years to ban these “Leadership PACs.” In fact S.C. Rep. Beth Bernstein (D-Columbia) – who was targeted for defeat by Harrell’s PAC last November – has introduced legislation which would outlaw them.