FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: House Minority Leader Responds to Governor’s Disappearance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2009
Contact: Jessica Painter, 803.242.1150
House Minority Leader Responds to
Columbia, SC — Today, House Minority Leader Representative Harry Ott released the following=2 0statement on Governor Sanford’s sudden disappearance.
“Since Thursday, our thoughts and prayers have been with the Governor and his family, and we will continue to pray for his safe return.”
“However, Governor Sanford’s actions span greater than his disregard for his family. His irresponsible behavior has left The South Carolina National Guard, the State Law Enforcement Division the Department of Public Safety and other cabinet agencies without their Commander-in-Chief for several days. It is unthinkable that the head of our state would disappear without regard for the people of South Carolina or the duties to which he swore to uphold. As the supreme officer of our state, the Governor’s actions are irresponsible and unacceptable.”