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S.C. House speaker suspends himself from office after being indicted
S.C. House speaker suspends himself from office after being indicted

The speaker of South Carolina's House of Representatives found himself in the awkward position of having to suspend himself from office Thursday, a day after he was indicted by a grand jury on campaign finance and misconduct charges. Speaker Bobby Harrell, a Republican, informed the clerk of the House of his decision in a letter. “I have great respect for this institution and the people of South Carolina,” Harrell wrote. “I have always sought to act in their best interest and continue to do so now by taking this action and suspending myself from office.” Harrell added that he is “proactively taking this step,” which he described as "the...

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