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‘This kinda sucks’: GOP state senator whines he may lose his job as police haul him away during DUI arrest

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State Senator Paul Campbell (R-SC) is facing suspension from the South Carolina legislature after being arrested Saturday on charges of drunken driving and lying to police, The Post and Courier reported.

“This is not fun. This kinda sucks,” Sen. Campbell is heard saying on video released by the Highway Patrol. “I’m going to change the law on this. … I’m not DUI. I wasn’t driving the car anyway.”

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Campbell claims his wife was driving when their car rear-ended another vehicle on Interstate 26.

“This may cost me my job. You know that, I guess,” he told the officer.

The Republican politician complained about his handcuffs hurting, and asked for special treatment when he said they were unnecessary.

Campbell informed the arresting officer that he is also a chief executive of the Charleston airport, where he receives a $250,000 salary.

“Of course, I may not be after this,” Campbell acknowledged.

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The woman who the Campbells rear-ended “was absolutely adamant, positive he was driving” and the couple switched seats following the crash.

Campbell’s blood-alcohol level was reportedly recorded at .09 percent, which is in excess of the .08 limit in South Carolina.

State Attorney General Alan Wilson said he believes that lying to police counts as a crime of “moral turpitude” that would require Campbell be suspended under South Carolina law.

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“So I get to spend the night in jail? I’m OK with that,” he said on the ride to jail.

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‘Bulletproof from a pardon’: Fox News analyst says judge in Stone case just made things tough for Trump

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In the wake of Roger Stone's sentencing of 3.5 years in prison this Thursday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano posited that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's choice to go along with Attorney General Bill Barr's sentencing recommendation could have been an effort to pardon-proof the sentence from President Trump.

"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."

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Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense

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Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.

"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.

Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.

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WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months

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Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.

After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.

At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.

Watch the video below.

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