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Graham Statement On President Trump Nominating William Barr For Attorney General

Graham Statement On President Trump Nominating William Barr For Attorney General

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued this statement on President Donald Trump nominating William Barr to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General.
Source: Lindsey Graham
Graham Statement On President Trump Nominating William Barr For Attorney General

Graham Statement On President Trump Nominating Heather Nauert For U.N. Ambassador

Graham Statement On President Trump Nominating Heather Nauert For U.N. Ambassador

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued this statement on President Donald Trump nominating Heather Nauert to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Source: Lindsey Graham
Graham Statement On President Trump Nominating Heather Nauert For U.N. Ambassador

Statement on Republican Promise for Push on Stricter Abortion Laws

Statement on Republican Promise for Push on Stricter Abortion Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2018

Statement on Republican Promise for Push on Stricter Abortion Laws

Columbia, SC – SCDP Chairman Trav Robertson released the below statement regarding this week’s reporting from The State detailing Republican plans to introduce stricter abortion laws:

“Republicans in the state legislature are pandering to a far right wing of their party with these bills. The fact of the matter is that the majority of these sponsors are men who never have, or never will, become pregnant and have no place policing women’s bodies.

“To effectively ban all abortion in our state is an attack on women and the important decision in Roe v. Wade. Republicans know their legislation will be taken to the courts, and hope they’ll play a role in watching Roe v. Wade be overturned. South Carolina is ground-zero for the war on women’s rights.

“The South Carolina Democratic Party will be working tirelessly with our members in the state legislature to ensure this anti-choice agenda does not come to fruition. We stand with the women of South Carolina and their right to make choices about their own bodies.”

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Source: SCDP
Statement on Republican Promise for Push on Stricter Abortion Laws

Graham, Scott Announce Key Funding To Increase South Carolina Port System's Capacity And Efficiency

Graham, Scott Announce Key Funding To Increase South Carolina Port System's Capacity And Efficiency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today announced a $25 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support projects at the Inland Port Greer (IPG) and the Port of Charleston.
Source: Lindsey Graham
Graham, Scott Announce Key Funding To Increase South Carolina Port System's Capacity And Efficiency

Senate Measure Holds Saudi Crown Prince Accountable for Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Senate Measure Holds Saudi Crown Prince Accountable for Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Dianne Feinstein (D-California), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware) today introduced a Senate Resolution that holds Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman accountable for contributing to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the blockade of Qatar, the jailing of political dissidents within Saudi Arabia, the use of force to intimidate rivals, and the abhorrent and unjustified killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Lindsey Graham
Senate Measure Holds Saudi Crown Prince Accountable for Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Senator Tim Scott Deciding Vote to Advance Racist Judge

Senator Tim Scott Deciding Vote to Advance Racist Judge

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November 28, 2018

Senator Tim Scott Deciding Vote to Advance Racist Judge

Columbia, SC –  Just moments ago, in a disgraceful act of Party loyalty, Senator Tim Scott voted YES to advance the nomination of Thomas Farr. Thomas Farr is responsible for crafting and defending what the NAACP calls “the worst voter suppression law in the country.”  Thomas Farr has a long career of working to disenfranchise any person of color, or anyone that disagrees with him, from voting. In the 1990 NC gubernatorial election, Farr was even responsible for mailing postcards to intimidate black voters, claiming they would be arrested if they showed up to the polls. Thomas Farr promotes racially discriminatory policies, and has no place serving on the federal bench.

 This is simply another example of South Carolina Republicans choosing loyalty to Donald Trump over justice and morality. Senator Scott had a distinct opportunity to change this outcome, and yet chose to be a deciding vote on a judicial nominee who will work to suppress millions of voters across the nation.

 “Tim Scott should be ashamed,” said SCDP Chairman Trav Robertson. “He is choosing to hurt communities of color across the country by nominating someone who believes African Americans shouldn’t be able to exercise their right to vote. If this is what Tim Scott believes in, he has no place representing the people of South Carolina. With the problems people of color faced while trying to cast their ballots on November 6th, the last thing we need is a judge who supports voter suppression.”

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Source: SCDP
Senator Tim Scott Deciding Vote to Advance Racist Judge

Republican Lawmakers Continue to Fail Our Educators and Children

Republican Lawmakers Continue to Fail Our Educators and Children

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November 19, 2018

 
Republican Lawmakers Continue to Fail Our Educators and Children
Henry McMaster and State Rep. Raye Felder Should be Held Accountable
Columbia, SC – Extensive reporting from the Post and Courier this week detailed South Carolina’s broken public education system. Highlighted in the report is the state legislature’s negligence. While our state’s children have been repeatedly failed and left to fall behind, the Republican-majority state legislature has done nothing to fix it.

The State House subcommittee on K-12 Education consists of seven Representatives, five of which are Republicans. The subcommittee Chair, Republican Raye Felder (HD-26), was just re-elected to her fourth consecutive term, and has done no substantial work to improve education in South Carolina. The Republican stronghold on this subcommittee has resulted in years of inaction, leaving our public schools crumbling, understaffed, and underfunded. Governor McMaster has been no friend to public education either; offering no substantial plan to fund education, and originally including no money for teacher pay raises in his version of the state budget.

“The Republican lawmakers in this state have done our children a grave injustice,” said SCDP Chairman Trav Robertson. “This investigation into our education system is proof that Henry McMaster as Governor, and Rep. Raye Felder as leader of this subcommittee either don’t believe in public education or don’t care about public education— and they certainly don’t tell the truth. Their lack of action completely contradicts the lip service they’ve been giving for years. It’s time the Republicans are held accountable for what they’ve done to our schools.”

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Source: SCDP
Republican Lawmakers Continue to Fail Our Educators and Children