A day before for GOP Chairman Jim Greer resigned, state Sen. John Thrasher signed a severance package for Greer as the party's future chairman -- even though he didn't win the post until Feb. 20, seven weeks later. In his first detailed interview since it became public, Thrasher brushed off questions about the disputed agreement and his role.
"It was what it was. People were trying to get the guy out," Thrasher told Adam C. Smith on Monday. "The bottom line is this guy abused his trust with the party by entering into a secret agreement with the executive director that nobody else knew about to take money out of the party for their own gain."
Thrasher said in reviewing the records it
appeared that during Greer’s three-year chairmanship, each year about
two dozen lawmakers and party staffers had GOP credit cards. He believes a
percentage" of charges were appropriate, and he has assured the party's
executive board that he will review the expenses anyone with charges
appear inappropriate will be asked to reimburse the party.