Consistently over the past few decades, the North Carolina Republicans have been one of the slimier, scummier groups of people out there. I don’t know if it is because the state is turning bluer, so what is left of the GOP is more bottom of the barrel than before, but their antics have been covered in depth regarding their blatant racist gerrymandering, their attempts to neuter the Democratic governor, the current election scandal, or my personal favorite, the overt racist voter suppression:
North Carolina's stated reason for shutting down Sunday voting was that counties with heavy Sunday voting were disproportionately African-American, and that African-Americans tended to be Democrats. https://t.co/sbvHZUqWKO pic.twitter.com/jwU3E5cJlx
— Harold Pollack (@haroldpollack) October 15, 2018
So it is with a mixture of glee and the attitude of “hoocoodanode” that I read this:
Republican Rep. Mark Walker has been caught up in a federal corruption probe that has rocked the North Carolina Republican Party and led to the indictment of former congressman Robin Hayes (R-N.C.).
A Walker-controlled political committee received $150,000 from a business owner, Greg Lindberg, at the same time Lindberg allegedly asked him to pressure North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to replace his deputy, according to an unsealed indictment released Tuesday.
Walker, a member of GOP leadership, is not named in the indictment. However, POLITICO has identified him as “Public Official A” using the indictment and FEC records.
Text and emails released by the Justice Department said Walker was part of Lindberg’s scheme to pressure Causey over the personnel move.
Throw them all in jail.