A second state senator is now calling for Gov. Nikki Haley to remove the director of South Carolina’s child services agency.
Speaking to WTMA’s Tara Servatius on Wednesday, State Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington, said she believed it was time for Haley to replace Department of Social Services director Lillian Koller, who is under fire for the agency’s handling of child abuse cases under their care.
The comments came one day after Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland, called on the governor to remove Koller, citing unflattering new data from inside the agency. But Shealy’s position is perhaps more jarring. Lourie is a frequent critic of the Republican governor, while Shealy is considered a Haley ally. The governor even actively campaigned for Shealy against a fellow Republican in the 2012 election.
During Wednesday’s program, Servatius directly asked Shealy if it was time for Gov. Haley “to show (Koller) the door?”