Tags: SC | Governor | Haley | ethics

Nikki Haley Cleared Again by House Ethics Panel

Friday, 29 Jun 2012 08:16 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The South Carolina House Ethics Committee has cleared Gov. Nikki Haley of charges she illegally lobbied while a member of the House. It's the second time in two months the panel has dismissed the allegations against her.

The committee vote Friday came after two hours of discussion behind closed doors. The five Republicans and one Democrat on the panel had heard 12 hours of testimony Thursday.

Haley's attorney Butch Bowers said the verdict ends the matter and shows Haley's conduct was appropriate. While he fought the decision to reopen the case, Bowers said he's pleased by the results

Haley testified she did nothing wrong in her previous jobs as a fundraiser for Lexington Medical Center's nonprofit and a consultant for engineering firm Wilbur Smith Associates. She was among 11 witnesses. 

During Thursday's hearing, Haley, the state's first Indian-American governor, slammed her accuser, John Rainey, as a "racist, sexist bigot."

She said she did nothing improper while serving in public office and also working as a hospital fundraiser and in business development for a highway engineering firm. And she attacked Rainey for allegedly saying to her during the 2010 campaign that he didn't want to back her for governor, only to discover later that she was related to terrorists.
 
Rainey has said there was a broader context and that he wanted to avoid a situation similar to that with former Gov. Mark Sanford, whom he backed but who later resigned after admitting to an affair.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Harry Reid's Alma Mater Strips His Name from Building

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 16:31 PM

Southern Utah University, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went to school, is stripping his name from one of its  . . .

Judicial Watch: 'Imminent' Terror Attack Warning on US Border

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 15:16 PM

Islamic State and al-Qaida terrorist cells are operating in a Mexican border town and are plotting to attack the United  . . .

Ron Paul: US Involvement in Iraq Made Things Worse

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 14:56 PM

The United States made things worse in the Middle East when it decided to go to war with the Iraq in 2003, especially in . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved