Republicans in South Carolina are fuming after Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian reportedly insulted Republican Governor Nikki Haley at a gathering on Friday.
Harpootlian allegedly said during a speech that the Democrats will reclaim the position of Governor in South Carolina in the next gubernatorial race and send “Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.”
Gov. Haley was elected to the state’s top role in 2010, filling the vacancy left by disgraced South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford.
There were no details on the context for the comment, but Harpootlian is at the helm the 2013 Dem Weekend in Columbia, South Carolina.
Also, there were conflicting reports about who actually made the remark about Haley, who was born in South Carolina and whose parents are from India
“Unfortunately, this seems to be a trend coming from the South Carolina Democratic Party,” Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said. “Fortunately, the people of South Carolina are better than Harpootlian and his ilk, and we have faith that they will see right through their consistent attempts to play to the lowest common denominator.”