Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on House Judiciary passing Sanctuary City Proposal

by | March 21, 2018 1:19 am

Gov. Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee passing his and Rep. Bruce Bannister’s proposal to ban sanctuary cities in South Carolina with a 13-9 vote:
“Today, 13 members of the House Judiciary committee showed their commitment to law and order by passing my proposal to ensure there will never be a sanctuary city in South Carolina. This is the kind of forward-thinking leadership we need to expand on the recent success we’ve seen in our state, and this vote sends a message to the world that, in South Carolina, we don’t wait for something to become a problem before we deal with it.”
The members who voted to pass the proposal included Chairman Greg Delleney, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Bruce Bannister, Rep. Sylleste Davis, Rep. Eddie Tallon, Rep. Chris Murphy, Rep. John McCravy, Rep. Jeff Bradley, Rep. Russell Fry, Rep. Samuel Rivers, Rep. Peter McCoy, Rep. Weston Newton, Rep. Jeff Johnson and Rep. Dennis Moss.

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  1. Comment by Dwayne

    March 21, 2018 at 06:58

    13 people with good sense, now name the 9 that voted against it so we know who not to vote for when they run.

  2. Comment by Moye Graham

    March 22, 2018 at 14:48

    The ones who voted against it or abstained or absent are Beth Bernstein, Micajah Caskey, Laurie Funderburk, Jay Jordan, Joe McEachern, Mandy Norrell, Will Wheeler, James Smith, Gary Clary, Richard King, David Weeks and Cezar McKnight a resident of Williamsburg County but his House Seat has part of Clarendon County in it around Santee Dam and Wyboo Plantation. He is a Democrat that represents one of the most Republican areas of Clarendon County due to reapportionment.

  3. Comment by John McCravy

    March 28, 2018 at 23:57

    In fairness, Rep. Jay Jordan (R) was attending his Fathers funeral in Florence and in all probability would have likely voted for it.

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