SC Politics

Misfire: Columbia Swamp Erroneously Blasts Top Pro-Israeli Lawmaker

“Swamp strikes …”

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For months, members of the South Carolina Freedom Caucus have been getting blasted by a shadowy special interest group intent on maintaining the status quo in the Palmetto State capital.

These attacks have increased in frequency – and desperation – the closer we get to next month’s partisan primary elections. With upwards of three dozen seats in the S.C. General Assembly up for grabs, the stakes are high – and supporters of the uniparty majority are leaving nothing to chance as they seek to thin the Freedom Caucus’ ranks.

One of the broadsides? An attack against lawmakers – including Freedom Caucus vice chairman RJ May III – for allegedly “voting against a bill aimed at combating anti-semitism and standing with Israel.”



“His disregard for history and human decency is appalling,” the missive claimed.

Text messages were accompanied by billboards slamming caucus members – including May – for their alleged disloyalty to the Jewish State.

“When Israel needed him most R.J. May said no,” the billboard alleged.

Take a look …


A billboard attacking S.C. Freedom Caucus vice chairman RJ May III. (Provided)

The legislation in question – H. 4042 – cleared both chambers of the General Assembly last month and is headed to the desk of governor Henry McMaster. Along the way, May voted for it three times – but that’s not the real story of this misguided political missile.

Apparently, those who uncorked this punch against the Lexington County lawmaker neglected to research his background – which includes a two-year stint living in Israel as well as a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University.

“As the only member of the General Assembly who has lived in Israel, graduated from an Israeli university, and had to take cover from incoming rocket fire from Gaza, my support for the Jewish people and state is unwavering,” May said in response to the broadside. “This latest attack by the Columbia Swamp is beyond the pale, even for them.”

Hard to argue with him on that …

Will these “Swamp Strikes” succeed, though? Or will the Freedom Caucus beat them back – and succeed in expanding its conservative footprint in Columbia? We will find out soon. Partisan primary elections in South Carolina are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Count on this media outlet to keep our audience in the loop on who emerges victorious in this ongoing political battle …



(Travis Bell Photography)

Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and eight children.



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Nanker Phelge May 6, 2024 at 10:02 pm

The SC Freedumb Caucus is a conglomeration of retarded clowns.

Stop Supporting Apartheid May 7, 2024 at 8:45 am

Just a bunch of whackjobs falling all over themselves to defend a genocidal government. I’m all for fighting antisemitism against Jewish Americans and the Israeli people but you can do that without supporting what the government and army is doing to the Palestinian people.

American politics is truly a sight to behold. We stand nothing to gain from this outside of the religious nutters who think they are fast forwarding to Revelations.

Sol May 7, 2024 at 3:03 pm

SC State Legislators not “pro-Israel” enough? Who woulda thunk it? Who cares? Israel should not even be on the radar of concern for a SC Legislator. It should be about South Carolina and/or when applicable, the USA.

To know who controls us, know who we must never ever question, criticize, or fail to properly kowtow to.

Anonymous May 8, 2024 at 1:12 pm

Oh please, spare me Mr. Guevara. We should feel no more sympathy for the Gazan people than the German people in 1945-46. Just as the Germans voted in the Nazis in the early 30s and openly allowed their rise to power, so too did the Gazan people vote for Hamas in about 2009 – to replace the slightly more moderate PLO party- in droves to lead their country. Whereas the PLO wanted to murder Jews in mass, they were coy about it in the general public, while Hamas was having parades to call for genocide and giving out “my little terrorist” toy starter kits for their children. They knew exactly what they were doing. And like the German civilians who were scrambling around Berlin in the waning weeks of WWII, scurrying from one exploding house to another that was taking incoming missiles, artillery, and troops, so too are the Gazan people facing the reality of consequences. It’s a sad thing that the Gazan children have to suffer the consequences of their parents’ and grandparents’ actions, but that is the story of all history.


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