In a move that should surprise no one who watched the ethics hearing Thursday, all four ethics charges against Gov. Nikki Haley, for actions while she was a House member, were dismissed by the S.C. House Ethics Committee Friday morning.
The voting was a small encore to what was an incredible performance the day before when the committee ‘purportedly’ was presented the case against Haley.
It was obvious from the beginning of the hearing that the fix was in to exonerate Haley. The accuser, attorney and Republican fundraiser John Rainey was never called to testify. The ‘presenter’ of the case, an attorney hired by the House for the event, never called an accusing witness.
All witnesses called in the hearing were done so to make sure Haley got off on all charges.