Jul 29, 2014

Gov. Nikki Haley Responds to SCDP Video Asking for Hack Apology

Video is montage of famous apologies while asking for another.

On Monday, the South Carolina Democratic Party released a video calling on Gov. Nikki Haley to apologize to citizens for the Department of Revenue cybersecurity breach last fall.

The video, posted above calls on Haley to apologize for the hack while using excerpts of some of the most famous apologies of recent years.

In response to the video, Rob Godfrey, Haley's spokesman, said:

“The governor has addressed this numerous times in words, and more importantly, in deeds. It’s a shame that the Democratic Party is intent on politicizing a crime that happened to so many South Carolinians, and continues to happen to so many people throughout our country, including at the top levels of national security.”

“It’s been months since the tax information of 6.4 million consumers and businesses was stolen and Governor Haley’s refusal to apologize only adds insult to grievous injury,” said SCDP Chairman Dick Harpootlian. “Even Mark Sanford tried to apologize for the embarrassment he brought to the State, but Nikki Haley doesn’t seem to have it in her to say she’s sorry. Time to apologize.”

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