Congressman Jim Clyburn is saying very little as state and federal investigators take their look into a SC State University facility to be named for him.
About $25 million in tax dollars are unaccounted for–half of $50 million given to the school to develop the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center.
The facility was to conduct student academic research in transportation issues. Now the Legislative Audit Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation are trying to track the funds. Congressman Clyburn supports the investigation, called for by legislators when the center did not take shape after taking the funds.
Now Clyburn urges the media to be patient. In a statement to SCRN he says:
We have recently witnessed the dark side of a rush to judgment in the Shirley Sherrod case. Now we have the same sordidness being directed towards South Carolina State University. I would hope that people will allow the Legislative Audit Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation to perform their functions before reaching uninformed conclusions.