Nearly two weeks after the S.C. House speaker’s office launched an investigation into a confrontation between two state representatives, no resolution has been announced.
The incident involved an argument between state Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter and Jerry Govan, both Orangeburg Democrats, over legislation that would consolidate Orangeburg County school districts. The incident occurred on May 11, the last day of the regular legislative session.
S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, presided over a short House session Tuesday, when legislators were scheduled to return to Columbia to vote on a budget deal. However, a deal has not been reached, and few House members were present.
The House did not conduct any official business Tuesday, and Lucas did not address the incident. Lucas’ office would not comment on whether its investigation is ongoing or if a resolution is expected soon.