A South Carolina House ethics panel dismissed accusations of illegal lobbying and other wrongdoing against Gov. Nikki Haley Friday morning.
The House Ethics Committee’s ruling came after the governor testified Thursday that she did not break the law while she was in the House from 2005-2010. She followed ten other witnesses who told the panel that they were not aware of any wrongdoing by the governor.
In a statement, her accuser John Rainey called the hearing a “farce,” because he was not able to testify. He also claimed the committee did not call witnesses who could have given more damning testimony about the governor.
“Today it is clear that the House Ethics Committee harbors a culture of corruption enshrouded in a conspiracy of silence,” he said in the statement.