During the marathon House debate over removing the flag after the Emanuel AME Church shooting, video of her impassioned plea went viral and made her a national figure.
She said that anything less than removing the flag would be an insult to the family of slain Lowcountry lawmaker Sen.
(Just in case you have forgotten the details of this soap opera: Chapur is the Argentinian woman for whom Mark left Jenny — and the governorship of South Carolina — in 2009.) In the Facebook post, Mark blamed the demise of his relationship with Chapur on “tension” created by his legal issues with Jenny.
But, on Saturday, Chapur said that was a load of, Chapur said that despite very publicly calling her his “soul mate,” Mark had been reluctant to marry her, supposedly because he wanted to wait until his youngest child had turned 18 and he no longer had to battle Jenny over custody.
Horne, an attorney who has represented Summerville as a Republican in the Legislature since 2008, said Thursday she won’t be discussing a possible bid for Congress until next week.
But Columbia-based consultant Scott Malyerck told The Post and Courier that Horne plans to “run against the incumbent down there.”In July, shortly after her flag speech, Horne let it be known she was considering a bid for higher office.
"You wish it wouldn't come to a crisis like this, but I think when a lot of men get to this midpoint in life, they start asking questions that they probably should have asked a long time ago." Mark Sanford, a Republican who campaigned on traditional family values, was forced to admit he was visiting a lover in Argentina during a period this year when his whereabouts were unknown, even to his staff. "I have learned that these affairs are almost like an addiction to alcohol or pornography," Jenny Sanford told Vogue.
On Friday afternoon, South Carolina congressman and oversharer Mark Sanford published a long, long Facebook post complaining about his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, and announcing that he had broken up with fiancée Maria Belen Chapur.
Smith quickly called his superiors, who then called event coordinator Melissa Crawford, and then roadside assistance.
Clementa Pinckney, the church pastor, and the eight parishioners killed at the historic black Charleston church on June 17.
During her flag speech, Horne said she had been told by her grandfather that she is a descendant of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and she still supported taking the rebel flag down.
A tradition dating back more than a century in South Carolina is for cadets at The Citadel military college to act as the color guard and ushers at the governor’s inauguration.
But this year’s unit almost didn’t make the trip from Charleston in time. Steve Smith said he and about 20 cadets were heading to Columbia Wednesday morning when their bus suddenly sprung a flat tire while driving on Interstate 26 about 60 miles away. That’s just what we need now.'” It wasn’t long after a.m., when the bus limped into a nearby gas station. Two of the cadets were scheduled to play bagpipes during a a.m.