CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey has found himself in hot water over his support and lack of support for the I-526 extension project.
Publicly he has been supporting the project, but in a recently-released audio recording, Summey can be heard saying he actually is opposed to the project, but is simply trying to make sure $420 million in state transportation money comes to Charleston and doesn't go somewhere else.
That public and private flip-flopping isn't sitting well with some groups. The NAACP and the National Action Network are calling for Summey to resign, alleging he "played the black community and bragged about it."
Summey has apologized, but says he was baited into what he said and says he has no plans to resign.
If we've learned anything lately, especially from the Presidential Election, if you're going to say one thing publicly and another thing privately, you have to be willing to face the music, no matter the consequences.