Trump loving, Confederate flag waving, South Carolina lawmaker arrested for domestic abuse.
South Carolina State Rep. Chris Corley was arrested and charged with domestic abuse Tuesday after punching his wife in the face and pointing a 9mm pistol at her when she accused him of cheating, according to Aiken County sheriff’s records.
According to the report, the 36-year-old Republican hit his wife in the head before pulling a gun and threatening to kill her and himself.
Corley’s wife told deputies that on Monday night her husband threatened to kill her and that all that stopped him was the screams of the children, noting that he only stopped hitting her because he heard kids screaming and saw blood coming from her head.
The police report states:
The victim stated that the subject only stopped (hitting her) because he heard the kids screaming and he noticed the blood coming from the (victim’s) head.
The report says the woman and children fled to a family member’s house across the street after Corley pointed a gun, threatened to kill her, and then threatened to kill himself.
Before his arrest for domestic abuse, Corley was best known for his support of the Confederate flag.
Heavy reports Corley made headlines in 2015 when he defended the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston church shooting. Corley called for a statewide vote on the flag, and criticized his fellow lawmakers for voting to have the flag removed.
In reaction to the vote removing the Confederate flag, Corley called for a white flag of surrender to replace the flag, according to The State.
In December of that year he sent a Christmas card featuring the flag to other members of the House. The front of the card showed the Confederate flag flying before its removal. On the back, Corley wrote a message praising Jesus and chastising those who voted against the Confederate flag, accusing them of “betrayal”:
May your Christmas be filled with memories of a happier time when South Carolina’s leaders possessed morals, convictions and the principles to stand for what is right.
How fortunate each and every one of us are that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ chose to be born into this miserable world. His sacrifice was difficult, but the best decisions are not always the easiest ones.
May you have a blessed and happy Christmas, and may you take this joyous time as an opportunity to ask forgiveness of all yours sins such as betrayal.
AP reports Corley is charged with first-degree criminal domestic violence, which carries up to 10 years in prison if convicted, and pointing a firearm at a person, which has a maximum sentence of five years.
Bottom line: A South Carolina Republican lawmaker with a love for Jesus, the Confederate flag, and Donald Trump, is bound to be a toxic nightmare, and a recipe for domestic violence.