Governor Nikki Haley is still pushing for a bill to restructure state government, telling lawmakers to take up the issue next week–since her special session she called for this week was rejected by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
However, House members still feel the aftermath of her push to get them to return this week, as opposed to next week. Some, like Democratic Rock Hill Representative John King, say they are just confused as to what’s going on with the governor.
She has served in the House of Representatives and she should understand the rules of the House. I really don’t think she’s smart enough to be the governor. There were a lot more qualified people and the people of South Carolina are now realizing that.
Another House Democrat, Charleston Representative Wendell Gilliard, actually reached over party lines to give his thanks.
I have to give thanks to the rightful person and that is Senator Glenn McConnell because I think what he has proven is the fact that he knows what he is doing and I don’t think the governor should ever challenge him publicly. I like the fact that what Senator McConnell did, he did have a meeting with her in her office a week ago. I want to give him his kudos and I give credit where credit is due.
Although the fight between Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell and Governor Haley is now over–in McConnell’s favor–Gilliard still questions Haley’s whole intention behind the special session.
Technically we’ve already voted to go ahead and come back after Sine Die resolution was approved, we had actually voted to come back on the 14th. So, why would she take such action and be so hard about it as to waste taxpayer monies to come back is beyond us. We just don’t get that.
Both Houses are expected to return next week to discuss some unfinished business– specifically redistricting and the state budget. And, if the governor gets her way–a bill to restructure state government, creating a Department of Administration.