Stand Up, South Carolina

Gov. Henry McMaster issues a proclamation that all South Carolinians should stand up on Super Bowl Sunday
Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Retirement from Congress COLUMBIA – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on Representative Trey Gowdy’s decision to not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives: "I have witnessed first hand Representative Gowdy's dedication and commitment to justice from the courtroom to Congress. His leadership and service on behalf of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Fourth Congressional District, South Carolina, and America has been exemplary, and deserves the appreciation of all."

GOVERNOR: Everybody Should Stand for The Anthem; Super Bowl Sunday; update: Challenger says the same thing, and Trey Gowdy retirement

 

Gov. Henry McMaster Issues Proclamation Urging South Carolinians to Stand for the National Anthem Prior to Super Bowl LII - Governor Designates Sunday, February 4 as “Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday”

 

COLUMBIA – Governor Henry McMaster today issued a statewide proclamation designating Sunday, February 4 as “Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday.”

Our national anthem, the “Star Spangled Banner,” describes the American flag and the bravery and sacrifice of those who have fought and died to defend it. The governor’s proclamation encourages all South Carolinians to stand for the playing of the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LII.

“Standing for the national anthem recognizes and honors the sacrifice of generations of men and women who have chosen to serve in the United States Armed Forces,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “I ask that all South Carolinians show the world our state’s resolute commitment to supporting our troops by standing for the national anthem wherever you watch the Super Bowl with your loved ones this Sunday.”

The governor’s proclamation also recognizes South Carolina’s uniquely rich military tradition, with over 417,000 veterans who call South Carolina home, and the fact that the state has the tenth highest active duty military population, along with the ninth highest military retiree population.

A copy of the proclamation can be found on the governor’s website.

 

UPDATE:

 

Templeton Launches New Web Ad in Gov’s Race

COLUMBIA - Conservative outsider and GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton today released a new web ad in the race for Governor.

The spot titled “Stand Up” focuses on the ongoing protest surrounding the National Anthem. “You just stand up,” says Templeton. “Spoiled, entitled, ridiculous… to kneel.”

The ad can be watched HERE.

“We will be putting significant resources behind digital ads as we lead up to the Super Bowl,” said Templeton Campaign Manager R.J May III.

Templeton Issues Statement on Congressman Gowdy’s Retirement

COLUMBIA - Conservative outsider and GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton today issued the following statement after Trey Gowdy announced his decision to not seek reelection:

"America is losing a voice of sanity in a time we need it most. Trey Gowdy is a fearless conservative hero we could always trust to not just say the right thing, but to fight for it with all his might. Trey is tough, unwavering, fair, undaunted, kind, and unmatched. Thank you for your service, my friend and welcome home!"

Duncan Statement on Gowdy Announcement

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) announced he would not seek reelection:

“Trey has been a great friend and colleague since we first came to the House together back in 2011, and his retirement from Congress is a blow to the entire institution. Trey is an enormously talented interrogator and jurist who has helped reinvigorate the critically important oversight responsibilities of the legislative branch. He is the very embodiment of fairness and thoughtful deliberation. Trey will be missed both by the South Carolina delegation and by his constituents in the Upstate whom he served with great distinction. However, I know Trey will be just as successful and impactful in his next endeavor.”

 

Gov. Henry McMaster Reappoints SLED Chief Mark Keel COLUMBIA – Governor Henry McMaster today announced his decision to reappoint South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel. Having first been appointed to the position by Governor Nikki Haley in June of 2011, Chief Keel’s distinguished law enforcement career spans over 40 years. "Chief Keel has served our state with great honor, integrity, and leadership for many years, and there is no one more qualified or more fitting to lead one our state’s superior law enforcement agencies," said Gov. Henry McMaster. "I’m proud to reappoint Chief Keel. With leaders like him at the helm, the people of South Carolina can rest assured that our state is in good hands." "I am honored that Governor McMaster has chosen to reappoint me as chief of SLED for another six years," Keel said. "It is an affirmation of the hard work, dedication, and respect achieved by the men and women of SLED, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve as their chief." Chief Keel began his career at SLED in 1979 after graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1979 and, while serving with the agency, earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of law in 1995. Additionally, he is a graduate of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, the FBI National Academy, and the FBI National Executive Institute. Keel’s nomination has been sent to the Senate for confirmation and he will serve a six-year term.

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