Reps. James Smith and Mia Butler Garrick compared Haley to any other state worker who wouldn't be able to take a three-week vacation.
Gov. Nikki Haley has been MIA for the past few weeks, according to two state representatives who called for her return. James Smith and Mia Butler Garrick, both Democrats, held a press conference to ask Haley publicly to leave Charlotte and return to her job in South Carolina. Haley is currently at a Republican counter-convention in Charlotte while the Democratic National Convention goes on. Garrick called Haley the "Governor of Where?" in the press conference, a reference to her travels to other states. According to Smith and Garrick, North Carolina is the closest Haley has been to her office in weeks.
The first-term governor alleged Harrell was giving orders to the Ethics Committee staff and making the case political.
A political war between Gov. Nikki Haley and House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, heightened on Friday amid continued allegations from the governor that Harrell is the reason the House Ethics Committee is taking a second look at charges that Haley lobbied illegally while she was a House member. “I’m governor now whether people like it or not,” Haley told reporters Friday. “Let me do my job. All this political mess is just getting in the way of letting me do my job.” The first-term governor alleged Harrell was giving orders to the Ethics Committee staff and making the case political. Harrell fired back by calling it an untruthful distraction. “The Governor is misleading the press and trying to distract the public from what is a very …