Terrible, No-Good, Very-Bad Week
After three days of condemnation, Haley finally drops white supremacist co-chair
It’s been a rough week for Governor Nikki Haley and her reelection campaign. But that’s what
happens when you appoint, and then spend three days defending, a white supremacist co-chair toyour
campaign. Let’s recap:
One week ago, reports first surfaced that Nikki Haley had appointed a leader of a whitenationalist group as a co-chair of her reelection campaign.
Southern Poverty Law Center: SC Governor Names White Nationalist to ReelectionCommittee.
Garcia-Quintana is a lifetime member and current board member of theCouncil of Conservative Citizens (CCC), which is listed as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The CCC is the linear descendant of the old WhiteCitizens Councils, which were formed in the 1950s and 1960s to battle schooldesegregation in the South, and has evolved into a crudely racist organization.
[SPLC,5/22/13] Two days later, amid calls for her to dismiss the white supremacist co-chair, Governor Haley andher team stood by him even as he doubled-down on his divisive rhetoric.
Haley rebuffs Dem demands that she dismiss controversial advisor.
-election campaign has no plans to remove a controversial volunteer who S.C.
Democrats and others say has ties to white supremacist groups….
‘Is it racis
t to be proud
of your own heritage? Is it racist to want to keep your own heritage pure?’ Garcia
Nikki Haley: No Plans to Remove Controversial Volunteer.
“Over the past week,
several media outlets have reported that one of the volunteers for Gov. Nikki Haley's re-election has been active in groups linked to right-wing extremism. On Friday, Haley's political director Tim Pearson told Patch Haley has no plans to ask the volunteer, RoanGarcia-Quintana, to step down from the team of 170-
, Haley’s team
launched political attacks and pointed the finger at others, whilestill defending their appointment.
Garcia-Quintana said he had
o plans to step aside and has not been asked to.”
arcia-Quintana, a Mauldin resident, said he has no plans to step aside and has not beenasked to. Even if he were, he said he would still volunteer on behalf of Haley. Earlier thisweek, Garcia-Quintana was linked to an organization that advocates for purification of