With no less than four Dodge dealerships in his district, you’d think Mick Mulvaney would use his desire for a brand new black sports car as a great chance to support a local business, make a new friend, and shake a few hands.
If you thought that, you’d be wrong.
Passing over Wilson Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Winnsboro, Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Fort Mill, Carolina Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Lugoff, and Sumter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Sumter, Mulvaney instead told a crowd at the John Birch Society meeting in Columbia this past July that he “bought a car from a friend of mine in Congress.” Referring to him only as “Roger out in Texas,” the seller was Texas Congressman Roger Williams, who is currently being investigated by the House Ethics Committee for using “his position to private benefit himself and a car dealership he owns in Weatherford, Texas,” according to Politico.com. That car dealership, in Mulvaney’s own words, gave him “a pretty good deal.”
In researching Congressman Mulvaney, it’s become clear that getting a good deal for himself and helping out his friends is typically more important to him than helping out his constituents.