Senator Kay Hagan holds a razor thin margin over her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis. Senator Kay Hagan was recently outlined in a nepotism scandal regarding her family business profiting off her stimulus vote. The North Carolina media have curiously avoided discussing the initial scandal….. then last night they published an article outlining a recommendation of “further legal investigation”… and then, quickly scrubbed it. They are being called to task.
(Via National Review) Republicans accused the Charlotte Observer of engaging in a “conspiracy of silence” after it pulled its story about a state government memo calling for “legal review” of stimulus grants given to the family of Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.).
Screenshot of the now “disappeared” article – still on google cache.
“It’s time to end the conspiracy of silence in the North Carolina media on Senator Kay Hagan’s ‘stimulus’ payday,” the state party chairman, Claude Pope, said in a Sunday statement. “The freedom of the press is a sacred trust – and hiding the truth is tantamount to lying to the people that they, and Senator Hagan, are supposed to serve.”
As National Review Online reported Saturday, a memo from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources recommends that state officials conduct “further legal review” of a grant given to a company co-owned by Senator Hagan’s husband.
In particular, his company’s decision to hire a company owned by their son appears to violate prohibitions against self-dealing that were included in the grant agreement, according to the memo.