GOP Leaders: We Will Not Seat Nelson Hardwick

EMBATTLED EX-LAWMAKER PROCLAIMS INNOCENCE, SAYS HE WILL FIGHT FOR HIS SEAT || By FITSNEWS || Three ranking “Republicans” in the S.C. House of Representatives tell FITS they will not seat former lawmaker Nelson Hardwick in the event he runs for – and wins – the seat he abruptly vacated this…


|| By FITSNEWS || Three ranking “Republicans” in the S.C. House of Representatives tell FITS they will not seat former lawmaker Nelson Hardwick in the event he runs for – and wins – the seat he abruptly vacated this week amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

As exclusively reported by FITS earlier this week, Hardwick resigned after a female House staffer accused him of making unwanted sexual advances.  The S.C. House “Ethics” Committee was prepared to meet on those allegations, but Hardwick resigned prior to that hearing – and a decision was made to cancel it.  However a criminal investigation requested by the S.C. attorney general’s office – conducted by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) – is ongoing.

Since our original report was published, additional allegations of improper conduct have been leveled at Hardwick – a 63-year-old who is married with three children.

His response?  Lawyering up …

“He resigned as a knee jerk reaction,” Hardwick’s attorney told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper.  “He tried to withdraw his resignation, but he was too late.  I am confident that when all the dust clears everyone will see that Nelson has been falsely accused.”

We highly doubt the latter conclusion, although the first part of that statement is accurate …

“He gave his resignation (Tuesday) at five-thirty … then (Wednesday) morning he tried to rescind the resignation,” one lawmaker told FITS.  “He was told he couldn’t and said he may run in the election.”

Once Hardwick’s resignation was accepted, it automatically triggered a special election for the Horry County district he represented.

Filing for that race will open on May 29 and close on June 8.  Primary elections will be held on July 28 with runoffs on August 11, if necessary.  The special election to ultimately fill the seat will be held on September 15.

Reportedly interested in running?  Columnist Mande Wilkes – who gave Hardwick a run for his money in 2010 – and Horry County councilman Tyler Servant.  Social conservative Reese Boyd – a board member of the Palmetto Family Council – is also reportedly eyeing the seat.

Would Hardwick really campaign for the seat he vacated?

“If he runs and wins we won’t seat him,” one GOP leader told FITS.

Meanwhile a source close to one of Hardwick’s alleged victims took it a step further.

“Somebody’s going to cut his nuts off before that happens,” the source said.


Drama, drama, drama …

Pic: Travis Bell Photography


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fc May 14, 2015 at 8:59 am

So he denying these allegations? Falsely accused? Oh my.

fc May 14, 2015 at 9:07 am

Another loser pretending to be me? Get lost!

He denies the accusations, that’s too bad. He shouldn’t be ashamed of this behavior since he is a Republican and therefore sinless.

fc May 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm

2 more losers pretending to be me. I do not believe Republicans are sinless. I believe they can be forgiven by Jesus. They have to ask Jesus to forgive them, get forgiven, then tell the press about it. Please try to keep up.

fc May 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm

You are being prayed into hell by hundreds of committed Christian, ALL of you, for pretending to be me, a humble servant of The Lord.

G.O.B. May 14, 2015 at 9:10 am

The SOB resigned for “health reasons”. I need to know who his doctor is. That guy is a fucking miracle worker!

fc May 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

Zed • 19 hours ago

Anyone expecting me to jump on this and slam Nelson will have to be disappointed.

He is my kinsman. Third cousin, once removed. Our families go back to The Dimery Settlement in Dog Bluff NC. That was a Native American settlement, not far from Conway in Horry County. I choose to be respectful of kin. I will not judge.

God bless Nelson Hardwick.

He is apparently related to Boz(Zed).On this one Boz is right.It appears being weird may run in the family however that doesn’t mean Nelson is guilty of what he is being accused of.

Hippocrit May 14, 2015 at 9:17 am

Again, he may be innocent of the sexual harrassment allegations but that is not why he resigned. His resignation letter clearly stated for “health reasons”. If his health is fine, then he is a LIAR!

Halfvast Conspirator May 14, 2015 at 9:57 am

He was anticipating getting denuttified which is not good for one’s health

mamatiger92 May 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

George Oscar Bluth?

G.O.B. May 14, 2015 at 9:20 am

Good Ole Boy, got lazy and started abbreviating.

mamatiger92 May 14, 2015 at 9:23 am

:) Thought it was an Arrested Development reference. My apologies.

George Bluth May 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm

There’s always money in the banana stand!

mamatiger92 May 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm

That’s why you should always leave a note.

BrittanyCKrueger May 16, 2015 at 4:23 am

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jimlewisowb May 14, 2015 at 9:20 am

“….a knee jerk……”

It wasn’t his damn knee he was jerking

Fucking Cockroach

utah May 14, 2015 at 11:08 am

So this guy/this guy’s lawyer wants the public to believe he did nothing wrong, yet upon hearing he was being investigated for SOMETHING HE DID NOT DO, his “knee jerk” reaction was to throw his hands up in the air and say, “I need to resign!”


staffer May 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Two questions…Does Nelson even have nuts, and why is he the registered agent for eleven companies, according to SC Sec. of State?

ted May 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Sounds like Nelson had a pebble in his boy shorts.

Pervy Pervington May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm

I heard that Nelson offered a seat to the staffer his harassed, on his face.

Chris Memminger May 14, 2015 at 2:58 pm

The harder they come, the harder they fall, one and all.

Mike at the Beach May 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

I don’t know…whenever someone lobs some baseless allegation at me, my first instinct is to resign immediately. Makes perfect sense to me.

Fed Up Republican May 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Amazed, simply amazing the Republicans are trying to take the ‘moral high ground” with Hardwick. They certainly did not with Eckstrom the adulterer, home wrecker for his actions re-electing him with NO opposition.
They did not take the moral high ground with Bob Peeler home wrecker, adulterer for his affair with next door neighbor and campaign staffer, electing him as a Clemson Trustee and re-electing him.
The Republicans did NOT take the “moral high ground” for his failure to his responsibilities to the citizens, taxpayers of South Carolina, nor “Jenny and his four little boys” for abandoning his post, as Governor, being a home wrecker and adulterer, electing him to Congress.
Hypocrites, feckless, immoral hypocrites and cretins ALL who voted for and supported any of theses pathetic reprobates.

Dems., Repubs. all the same May 14, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Yes sir. They refused to admit Haley, Peeler, Sanford, or Eckstroms failings, character flaws, personality disorders, and short comings!
We had these reprobates, they had Bill Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and John Edwards! All should have been rebuked and denied position, or acceptance within their respective parties.

fed up voter May 15, 2015 at 11:07 am

Selective outrage by the self serving GOP.
Add the criminality of Ravenel, Harrell and James Metts.
“Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely!”
You cannot trust the Dems. , cannot trust the Repubs. They are self serving, skirt chasing, ethics violators, with only the interest of themselves, their contributors at heart!

Keep Nelson Away From My Kids May 14, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Mrs. Hardwick, if you are reading this, it is important that you know that your husband is a world famous drunk, cheater that will screw anything. He is an unfaithful prick who is a liar and a cheat. If this sorry sack is you grandfather or great grandfather, you should be embarassed.

Ghostface May 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Servant hasn’t done a damn thing…WTF?!?!? He has been on council since Jan. and has contributed nothing. I know people who live in his council district that can not even get in touch with him….Called multiple times to no avail. That’s exactly what is needed in the House another arrogant punk who never returns calls and is not accessible. Boyd LOL! Maybe he should take more pictures of himself riding a bicycle with his gay ass helmet on to knock on doors…….PLEASE someone else run or this SEAT!!!!


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