COLUMBIA — The S.C. House Ethics Committee voted Friday to seek additional documentation from Gov. Nikki Haley’s office and a former employer as the committee weighs whether to reopen a complaint against the governor.
The committee adjourned debate on a resolution by Rep. James Smith, D-Columbia, seeking to reconsider a complaint alleging Haley violated ethics rules while serving as a state representative from Lexington County.
The committee earlier this month dismissed the charges against Haley even after voting that there was probable cause to look further into the allegations.
The committee now wants tax documents such as W-2 forms that show the relationship between the governor and Lexington Medical Center.
Haley worked for the center’s non-profit foundation, though a complaint alleges that she illegally lobbied for the center itself while she was a House member.
An attorney representing Haley said Friday that the allegations are part of a witch hunt by the governor’s political enemies.
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