Tag Archives: South Carolina

SC Couple Charged In Capitol Riot: “This Is War”

South Carolina’s The State reports: Two more alleged South Carolina rioters in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection have been arrested by the FBI, bringing the total number of people with S.C. ties arrested to seven. John Getsinger Jr. and Stacie Hargis-Getsinger, of Hanahan, a city in Berkeley County just north of Charleston, were arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Charleston before U.S. …

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Kraken Lawyer Loses Bid For SC GOP Party Chair

Politico reports: Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood’s bid to bring “chaos” to South Carolina’s GOP was halted on Saturday when he failed to unseat the party’s chairman after baselessly accusing the incumbent of voter fraud and a host of other slurs. Chairman Drew McKissick’s reelection was not in doubt among knowledgeable Republicans who say the party delegate rules favor longtime insiders. …

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SC Gas Hoarder Flees Police, Crashes, Car Explodes

Columbia, South Carolina’s NBC News affiliate reports: A woman hoarding gas caught on fire following a car accident Thursday night in Pickens County, according to Chief Deputy Chad Brooks. A deputy in a marked patrol unit, saw a Pontiac G6 traveling on Jameson Road in Pickens and determined that the vehicle was displaying a South Carolina license plate that had …

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SC Closes State Offices For “Confederate Memorial Day”

Fox News reports: South Carolina will close state government offices Monday to mark Confederate Memorial Day. Some local government offices will also close in observation of the holiday, held every year on May 10. South Carolina is among a handful of states in the South with such an official holiday. South Carolina chose May 10 because it is the day …

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South Carolina To Legalize Executions By Firing Squad

ABC News reports: The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to add a firing squad to the state’s execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs — a measure meant to jump-start executions in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation. The bill, approved by a 66-43 vote, will require condemned inmates to choose …

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Politico: GOP Panicked Over Lin Wood’s SC Campaign

Politico reports: Lin Wood played a starring role in Georgia’s GOP civil war after the 2020 elections. Now the pro-Trump lawyer is taking his roadshow to South Carolina, where he’s campaigning as a “chaos” candidate to lead the state Republican Party. The outcome has out-sized implications because of South Carolina’s role in GOP presidential primaries — the state hosts the …

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Tim Scott’s Rebuttal: Democrats Are “Pulling Us Apart”

The Guardian reports: It is Donald Trump, not Democrats, who deserves credit for wresting the coronavirus pandemic under control, Tim Scott argued on Wednesday night as the Republican senator gave his party’s official response to Joe Biden’s first address to Congress. As the only Black Republican in the US Senate, Scott had been expected to address the issue of racial …

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Kraken Lawyer Brings Chaos To SC GOP Meeting

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Chaos erupted at the Charleston County GOP meeting when attorney Lin Wood pushed conspiracy theories that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. It was part of Wood’s pitch to replace S.C. Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick next month. Every time Wood talked about how Trump was actually president, many in the room erupted in …

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South Carolina May Teach Trump Version Of US History

Charleston’s CBS News affiliate reports: South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would require “instruction in United States foundational history” for all public middle and high school students in a way that is consistent with former President Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission Report, and it already has approval from the state’s top education leader. The Restore America’s Foundation Act, S.534, …

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Lin Wood To Run For Chair Of South Carolina GOP

The Hill reports: Lin Wood, the defamation and personal injury lawyer who took up former President Trump’s baseless accusations of election fraud, will run to lead the South Carolina Republican Party less than a month after moving to the Palmetto State from his home base in Georgia. In an email late Sunday, Wood confirmed that he would seek to oust …

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AP: How Some States Botched The Vaccine Rollout

The Associated Press reports: A surprising new analysis found that states such as South Carolina and Florida that raced ahead of others to offer the vaccine to ever-larger groups of people have vaccinated smaller shares of their population than those that moved more slowly and methodically, such as Hawaii and Connecticut. The explanation, as experts see it, is that the …

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Pence To Make First 2024 Move In Hate Group Keynote

The Associated Press reports: In his first public address since the end of the Trump administration, former Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to South Carolina, set to speak to a conservative Christian nonprofit in the state that plays a crucial role in the presidential nominating process. Next month, Pence will keynote a dinner hosted by the Palmetto Family Council, …

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GOP South Carolina Governor Lifts Face Mask Mandate

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting his mask mandate for state buildings and restaurants and telling state employees still working from home to come back to their office. McMaster’s March 5 update means the Republican governor is no longer requiring face coverings to be worn in state buildings, by restaurant employees or by diners, who …

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SC Republicans Censure Rep For Impeachment Vote

The Hill reports: The South Carolina Republican Party voted to censure Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) for his vote earlier this month to impeach former President Donald Trump in a rare rebuke of one of the party’s own lawmakers. The censure formally condemns Rice for his surprise vote to impeach Trump over his role in inciting the violent mob that attacked …

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GOP Sen. Tim Scott Won’t Join Seditious Republicans

Axios reports: Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, refusing to join the growing number of Republicans planning to object to the process, Axios has learned. Scott, who joins several veteran Republican senators standing firm against President Trump’s efforts to overturn his legitimate election defeat, sparked buzz about a 2024 presidential run after getting the red …

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GOP South Carolina Governor Is Sick With COVID

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster tested positive for COVID-19 and will undergo an antibody treatment, his office announced Tuesday. The 73-year-old Republican governor is experiencing mild symptoms, including coughing and fatigue. The diagnosis comes five days after first lady Peggy McMaster, also 73, took a routine test that revealed she had the virus. She remains asymptomatic …

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SC Covidiot Charged For Pointing Gun In Grocery Store

Myrtle Beach’s NBC News affiliate reports: Surfside Beach police identified the man who is accused of pointing a gun at another customer during a mask dispute inside a Piggly Wiggly. Brian Good, 36, of Maiden, was arrested and charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, third-degree assault and battery and unlawful carry of a pistol Witnesses told officers that man …

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South Carolina Restaurant Apologizes For New Election Day Menu Item Called “Grab Her By The Juicy Burger”

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: The owner of a Charleston area chain of burger joints has taken responsibility for an Election Day menu featuring a sandwich named for President Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about women. According to Sesame Burgers and Beer owner Joe Fischbein, the specials sheet listing a $14 Cheeto-dusted “Grab Her By The Juicy Burger” was distributed …

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Lindsey Graham Wins South Carolina Senate Race

Bloomberg News reports: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was elected to a fourth term, the Associated Press projected, overcoming Democrat Jaime Harrison’s record-setting fund-raising campaign. Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, played a key role in the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, in October. Democrats need a net gain of …

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Covidiot Cultist Candidate Accuses SC Poll Worker Of Treating Her “Like A Disease” Over Her Mask Refusal

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: A Chester County elections worker cleared out a voting office Monday afternoon during a confrontation with a Republican candidate for the S.C. House of Representatives who repeatedly refused to wear a mask while casting her ballot. Earl Moore, the 69-year-old poll worker, said he was trying to protect other voters from the deadly coronavirus …

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