Under Governor McMaster’s Republican leadership, South Carolina is soaring to new heights
(Columbia, S.C.) – Governor Henry McMaster delivered his State of the State address this evening. See below for SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick’s full response:
“We’re fortunate to live in a state with such strong Republican leadership, and COVID reaffirmed that. During the pandemic, Governor McMaster consistently led the way, and now South Carolina is bouncing back better and faster than most of the country. Our unemployment rate is at a record low, new industry is coming to all corners of the state, and more jobs are being added every day. While other states completely shut down and inserted big government and woke ideals into the classroom, the Governor didn’t let it happen here because he recognizes the important role parents deserve to play in their child’s education. We wholeheartedly agree that dollars should follow the student, and education savings accounts will help ensure children receive the quality education they deserve. And when Joe Biden tried to use the federal government to force unconstitutional mandates, the Governor fought back against those too. It’s clear South Carolina is booming, and we look forward to working with Governor McMaster on continuing this great success.”
“And while Republican ideals keep on winning, South Carolina Democrats keep on losing. Their message of liberal, big government in our classrooms, in our healthcare, in our wallets, and everywhere in between is a failing message–which is why the Democrat’s rebuttal to the State of the State will fall on deaf ears, if people didn’t turn off their TV in the middle of their response,”said SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick.