When CBS reporter Christopher King asked Gov. Nathan Deal’s attorney why Real PAC worked secretly for two years, Randy Evans said, “If it was a secret, you wouldn’t be here.”
Let’s stop and think about this.
The reporter was sitting in the governor’s attorney’s office because an investigative reporter uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in unreported contributions.
These donations were coming in — $50,000 at time — while the governor signed legislation to limit corporate and lobbyist gifts to just $75.
These donations were secretly being funneled into the governor’s PAC while Gov. Deal released this statement:
“Our success as leaders of Georgia depends heavily on the public’s ability to trust us.”
Gov. Deal didn’t file financial disclosures for Real PAC because he knew collecting that much cash and spending it on his family, friends and the Governor’s Mansion was wrong.
And now, after finally naming the donors during a holiday weekend, the governor’s team says, “If it was a secret, you wouldn’t be here.”
Randy Evans sounds a little like teenager caught drinking a beer behind the football stadium.
“I wasn’t hiding the beer, it’s right here in my hand!”
Every parent knows, there’s a big difference between telling the truth and fessing up because you get caught red-handed.
This isn’t a game.
It’s your health care, and your tax dollars, that are at stake here.