Governor's response to Sheheen/Smith news conference
on longterm solutions for taxpayers who are affected by a hacker to stole
nearly 4 million taxpayer records:
"While Sen. Vince Sheheen once again played the role of political opportunist this morning, the governor was in Cheraw announcing Schaeffler's $40 million investment in our state and 190 more jobs for South Carolinians. Throughout Sen. Sheheen's long career as a political insider, he has never uttered the word ‘cyber-security' until this hacking incident occurred. We're used to Sen. Sheheen's lame attempts at political grandstanding. As Sen. Sheheen grandstands Gov. Haley will continue her diligent daily efforts to make sure every South Carolinian is protected and to prevent further attacks. Any time Sen. Sheheen and Columbia Democrats have a constructive idea for how to help, she's ready to listen. Gov. Haley looks forward to working with the General Assembly on ways to further protect and compensate affected taxpayers. As for an independent audit, there has already been one, at the governor's request, but she has no objection to a second one."