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Nikki Haley Ripped For Domestic Violence Hypocrisy … Again

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DEMOCRATS SAY GOVERNOR VETOED MONEY THAT COULD HAVE HELPED VICTIMS

By FITSNEWS  ||  A day after this website slammed S.C. governor Nikki Haley and other “Republicans” for their hypocrisy on the issue of domestic violence, South Carolina Democrats followed suit … albeit from a different angle.

You can read our story responding to Haley’s creation of a “task force” to study the issue of criminal domestic violence (CDV) HERE …

S.C. Democratic Party (SCDP) chairman Jamie Harrison referred to Haley’s task force as a “perfect example of the all too typical Republican Flip Flop in South Carolina.”

“For the past few years, South Carolina has been ranked in the top five of states as it relates to women killed by men,” Harrison said. “Governor Haley and her administration have failed to lead us in an effort to address this very important issue.”

Harrison said Haley has actually taken money away from domestic violence prevention efforts – referring to her 2012 veto of $453,680 earmarked for the state’s twenty-three rape and domestic violence crisis centers.

Wait a minute … Haley actually used her veto pen to veto something?  Really?  Color us amazed …

Anyway …

“In response to a bi-partisan coalition in the House and Senate that put dollars towards the fight against domestic violence, Governor Haley vetoed the appropriation and called it a ‘special interest,'” Harrison said.  “It’s time for Governor Haley to stand up, lead, and stop blocking the funding desperately needed to stop domestic violence.  Domestic violence is not a special interest.  It is not a Democratic, Republican, rich, poor, black or white issue – it is a South Carolina issue that needs to be addressed immediately.”

Right!  Well, unless relatives of prominent South Carolina “Republican” elected officials are involved …

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