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Melton column: Mulvaney faces scrutiny over NOAA’s Trump defense

The last time I wrote about Mick Mulvaney on this page was in January 2017.
The Indian Land Republican was preparing to vacate his 5th District U.S. House seat 23 days into his fourth term, hoping to become President Donald Trump’s first budget director.
Amid Mulvaney’s confirmation hearing, a nanny-tax kerfuffle had emerged from his past. I wrote that his tax problem, while worrisome and revealing, didn’t seem like a deal-breaker to me. Senators accepted his explanation of a simple oversight, now corrected, and he got the job.