After the announcement today that lawsuits and potential lawsuits against the Georgia Ethics Commission were settled, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter got on his soapbox to ask,
Georgia taxpayers are now on the hook for more than $3 million in settlements. These settlements stem from pending and threatened lawsuits by multiple former state ethics officials who were wrongly terminated following their investigation into Gov. Deal’s 2010 campaign.
Taxpayers deserve to know what Gov. Deal’s campaign did that they are working so hard to hide from the public. The cover-up continues, so not only do we have to pay $3 million, but we still don’t know what happened. The full investigation needs to be reopened immediately.
The good news is that we know what happened, and there’s no need to reopen an investigation. Jim Walls with Atlanta Unfiltered had the answer back on July 23rd, 2012.