|| By FITSNEWS || South Carolina’s outgoing lieutenant governor is about to get hired by its incoming lieutenant governor …
Sources tell FITS Yancey McGill – a Democrat who assumed the largely ceremonial post in June 2014 – will be hired as director of the S.C. Office on Aging, which has been under the lieutenant governor’s office for the last decade.
Making the appointment? “Republican” Henry McMaster – a former SCGOP chairman and two-term attorney general who will be sworn in as lieutenant governor later this month.
McMaster is in the midst of a controversy over excessive campaign contributions reportedly received during his failed bid for governor in 2010. Of course the real scandal isn’t the excess cash he’s said to have taken – it’s the controversial handling of his case by the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC).
The original complaint against McMaster was filed in April 2014. Yet the commission – which is controlled by GOP governor Nikki Haley – appears to have sat on the report until after McMaster’s election.
How convenient, right?
A closed door hearing in the McMaster case is scheduled for March of this year …