MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Governor Henry McMaster spoke Monday at the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Council meeting.
Governor McMaster talked about his recent trip to El Paso saying he thinks the Biden administration made a bad decision in stopping the construction on the border wall.
Today Gov. McMaster signed an executive order that would block migrant children from being brought to South Carolina.
“Our resources are strained with the young people we have now that need to go to foster homes. We can barely manage that and to have an additional group coming from somewhere else, would make it an unmanageable situation,” Governor McMaster said.
McMaster also talked about the growth at the beach and across South Carolina saying, “we have people coming. They don’t have to cross the Rio Grande to come here but they’re coming from all over and my point is we’re in a good situation here.”
The Governor said South Carolina is ready to boom saying, “we have to think big, thing long and make plans to accommodate the growth that is coming our way and we need to keep the taxes low for the state, we need to be sure that we have to have this infrastructure, this investment in infrastructure for the future a part of it of course is I73.”
McMaster said the road needs to be widened with priority to I73 and others.
He also praised the state for not shutting down during the pandemic, saying he thinks some states went overboard, while mentioning how South Carolina currently has no restrictions.
“Instead of trying to figure out what was essential, and non essential as they did in most other states, we looked at those activities, circumstances, types of work where the virus would most likely spread,” McMaster said.
McMaster reaffirmed that South Carolina will not have a vaccine passport.