Local gun extremist who supported guns in educational institutions resigns after indictment on domestic violence charge
Rainbow Falls — Gun extremist Chris Corley, who supported guns in schools and colleges, has resigned in disgrace tonight.
Jay Lucas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, sent a letter to WJBF-DT News Channel 6.
“I have received and accepted Representative Chris Corley’s letter of resignation. The South Carolina Constitution clearly states that the House of Representatives has the sole authority to expel one of its members for disorderly conduct. Even though I prepared a resolution calling for his removal, I am grateful that the House did not have to take such extraordinary measures and expel Rep. Corley from this Institution.”
The South Carolina Election Commission says the tentative schedule for the special election is as follows:
- Filing for District 84 House Representatives candidates will open at high noon on Friday, February 10.
- Filing closes at noon 11 days later (on Tuesday, February 21).
- If a Primary Election needs to be held it would be on April 11.
- If Run-off is necessary it would be held on April 25.
- The Special Election will tentatively be held on May 30.
As you may well know, Corley was arrested for first-degree criminal domestic violence. He is among the first people in the state to be indicted on the new charge since it was created on July 1, 2016.
Corley’s next court date is Friday, March 3. He faces over 20 years in jail without the possibility of parole if convicted of all charges.