South Carolina Democrats are preparing a “nuclear strike” against South Carolina’s welfare agency – an assault they are confident will claim the job the agency’s scandal-plagued director, Lillian Koller.
“She will not survive,” one Democratic source told FITS.
Sources familiar with the coming onslaught say thatDemocratic lawmakers – led by S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg – have uncovered damning information related to multiple “financial and child safety issues” at S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s Department of Social Services, which is run by Koller.
Based on our prior reporting that’s not surprising …
Meanwhile at least two GOP lawmakers – S.C. Sen. Katrina Shealy and S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne – have taken their concerns about Koller and her agency to Haley in the past. So has one prominent Republican business advocate.
“Nikki’s folks have no idea how bad the stories are,” a GOP source familiar with those conversations tells FITS.”They are gonna use horror stories to wear her out.”
Haley has made it clear she is standing by her embattled director.
“Nikki’s people say it’s all just political and Koller is a rock star,” the source added.
In addition to the colossal and ongoing failure of its child support enforcement database project, SCDSS has also dropped the ball on a food stamp waiver touted by Haley. Not only that its benefit call center was recently shut down (reportedly pending a federal investigation) and the success of its so-called “welfare-to-work” program is the result of cooked books … same with its food stamp system.
Oh, and in addition to all that scandal the agency has actual blood on its hands … which is where Democrats are reportedly focusing their efforts.
SCDSS is among the worst managed of Haley’s cabinet agencies … which given the massive #SCHacked scandal at Haley’s Department of Revenue is saying something.
Given everything we’ve previously uncovered on this agency, we will await the Democrats’ “nuclear strike” with interest …