S.C. Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison on Wednesday called out the state's Republican leaders, including Gov. Nikki Haley, for supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid despite the real-estate mogul's controversial rhetoric.
“It has been obvious since very early in this presidential campaign that Donald Trump is a racist, a bigot, a xenophobe, and a misogynist who plays footsie with the world’s worst regimes and advocates committing war crimes,” Harrison said in a press conference at the party’s Columbia headquarters.
Harrison noted some elected S.C. officials publicly have objected to Trump’s comments and called on them to withdraw their support for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
“Gov. Haley has made her objections to Donald Trump very clear on many occasions,” Haley spokeswoman Chaney Adams responded.