GOVERNOR BLASTS STATE SENATE FOR BLOCKING “ETHICS REFORM”
Specifically, Haley blasted liberal S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman and liberal S.C. Senator Luke Rankin during a visit to Florence, S.C.
Her beef? The State Senate’s failure to pass her preferred version of “ethics reform.”
During a speech to around five hundred people at the Florence Chamber of Commerce, Haley specifically singled out Leatherman and Rankin – both “former” Democrats – for opposing the ethics reform bill she’s been championing.
Obviously, Haley didn’t have a leg to stand on when she criticized the House for borrowing money (as she supported an even larger borrowing bill two years ago), but does she have a leg to stand on in calling out Leatherman and Rankin?
Don’t be silly … this is Nikki Haley we’re talking about, people.
Of course she doesn’t.
Aside from her personal hypocrisy on ethics reform, the bill Haley is supporting would actually move South Carolina backward on this issue … which is probably why she’s been reduced to lying to her supporters about it.
Don’t get us wrong … we’re all about microwaving some popcorn and watching as Haley and lawmakers engage in yet another spitball fight over yet another meaningless piece of legislation.
Real ethics reform means binding elected officials to the same consequences the rest of us must face when we break the law … and the legislation Haley is pushing (once again) fails to do that.