South Carolina Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell addressed the Charleston Tea Party Monday night. Harrell spent much time defending what he’s calling the House of Representative’s conservative record. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Harrell seemed to succeed.
At the town hall style meeting, Harrell detailed some of what’s in store for the state legislature this upcoming session. He says some of the state’s priorities include the Voter ID Bill, reining in state government spending, and drawing new congressional districts. South Carolina learned it will add a seventh congressional district after the Census results were released last month.
More than 100 members of the Charleston Tea Party attended the meeting, and Harrell fielded about 20 questions from the audience. In opposition, some members stood against Harrell and the speaker’s support of the stimulus package, which Governor Mark Sanford opposed.