The ex-wife of a North Carolina state senator has weighed in on recent controversy surrounding the couple’s alleged misuse of welfare in the late-90s.
Through a statement, Elizabeth Longbottom Meredith confirmed she and Senator Wesley Meredith (R-Cumberland) applied for welfare together. The assistance was received and used when the couple earned an annual income in the six-figure range.
Earlier this week, the senator’s 19th district opponent, Fayetteville attorney Billy Richardson, released financial and public assistance documents to the media showing the couple was on Medicaid and WIC.
This is the hypocrisy of Republicans….they loathe government spending, but they’re all too comfortable taking advantage of government programs, even to the point of misusing those programs.