COLUMBIA, S.C. – Democrats’ chances of flipping a Republican seat in South Carolina’s historically red 5th District took a major hit after court documents emerged Monday saying candidate Archie Parnell abused his ex-wife in the 1970’s.
The stunning revelation has swiftly led to calls from his own party for the Democratic congressional candidate to withdraw from the race.
“This is truly a sad situation,” DNC Associate Chairman Jaime Harrison said on Twitter, urging Parnell to withdraw. “The publicity today must be devastating for his former wife & his current family.”
This is truly a sad situation. Nonetheless, I’ve been asked my thoughts by several folks. I agree with Chairman @TravRobertson & believe that Archie should withdraw from the race. The publicity today must be devastating for his former wife & his current family. 🙏🏾s to them.
— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) May 22, 2018
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