Release: Friday, June 7, 2014
Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Responds to News of Probable Million Dollar Settlement in Second Ethics Lawsuit Involving Nathan Deal
Chairman DuBose Porter calls on Nathan Deal to be held accountable for his actions
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter released the following statement in response to news that state officials are preparing to pay out another $1 million settlement in yet another disturbing whistle-blower lawsuit involving an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign finances.
“The people of Georgia expect Nathan Deal to be held accountable for his actions—not taxpayers,” said Chairman Porter. “The Deal administration has now racked up a tab of more than $2 million in state funds and there are still more ethics lawsuits to be resolved.
“This week, the Muscogee County School District announced the loss of 69 teachers and school-based personnel. By my estimation, the taxpayer dollars used to bail Governor Deal out of ethics lawsuits could have been used to keep those teachers and other personnel in our schools. Voters and taxpayers have the right to be beyond angry at the Governor now.
“In addition to a multi-million dollar tab, Deal has given Georgians heartburn and proposals for even more secrecy in government. No wonder Nathan Deal wants to silence whistle-blowers—the more we learn about how Deal runs his administration, the more it costs the rest of us.”