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GOP comes to Deal’s defense on ethics

Special to SEGAZINE

In politics, one of the most important rules is never miss an opportunity to take a shot at the other side.

Last month, Georgia’s Democratic and Republican parties attacked each other over the issue of ethics. The genesis of this fight was an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that the head of Georgia’s ethics commission is accused by current and former commission employees of improperly intervening in an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal.

“Senate Dems Warned of State Ethics Oversight,” read the headline of a news release by the Democrats the day the article was published.

The news release accused Deal, a Republican, of engaging in “cronyism.” The governor strongly denied any involvement in the ethics case.

The Georgia Republican Party sent out its own news release that day, as well.

“For over a century, Democrats occupied the Governor’s Mansion and set the legislative agenda under the Gold Dome. Rather than prioritize and pass ethics reform measures to restore trust in state government, they sat on their hands and did nothing,” the Republican Party said in a statement.

via PolitiFact GeorgiA

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