Political strategist hired by Morrisey resigns

Curt Zickafoose Blog

“There are outlets of partisan influence in this state that will stop at nothing to advance their agenda through any means necessary,” said Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to the Gazette-Mail and he must be talking about himself, right?

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey put politics over people once again when he hired a political operative and paid him with taxpayer dollars and yesterday after being caught, that political operative resigned.

“As a law enforcement official, Morrisey knew the hiring of Henderson to be unethical, but he did it anyway,” said Chris Regan, vice chairman of the state Democratic Party. “Patrick Morrisey thought he could get away with anything, even putting his campaign staff on the public payroll, but thanks to public outcry, he couldn’t quite pull it off.”

Remember, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, half of Henderson’s $99,500 salary was paid with monies from the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Recovery Fund, which finances consumer protection activities. Morrisey created the deputy chief of staff position for Henderson. Morrisey’s office doesn’t have a chief of staff position.

The resignation of Lance Henderson serves as an admission to guilt and recognition that what Morrisey was doing do the people of WV was WRONG.