Statement from SC GOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd released the following statement:

"On the personal front, today's news is neither a Republican nor Democrat issue.  It is sad that any family suffers like this, particularly when it is played out on a public stage.

Effective, responsive, and responsible government is a hallmark of our party. Conservative leaders have earned and kept the trust of South Carolina's majority for many years, and I will make every effort to ensure our party keeps that trust.

In the hours and days ahead, I will reach out to and work with Republican office-holders, candidates, and activists to regain public confidence and win the next round of elections."