South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster standing behind consultant implicated in Statehouse indictment
Gov. Henry McMaster is standing by his longtime political strategist, Richard Quinn, despite the powerful Republican consultant being implicated in newly released indictments and facing questions for allegedly manipulating a state political party election as part of an ongoing Statehouse corruption probe.
“We’ve worked together for a lot of years on political things, and I intend to continue working with them,” McMaster told The Post and Courier on Friday following an address to The Citadel Corps of Cadets in Charleston.
When asked if he was concerned about Quinn's firm, Richard Quinn & Associates, being named in the indictment of Sen. John Courson, he said, “I plan to continue working with them” before immediately leaving for another engagement.
The indictment implicating Quinn was not a surprise Friday since his name has been linked to the Statehouse investigation for some time.