Colbert Busch discusses 1988 contempt-of-court arrest with Charleston news affiliate

info@islandpacket.comMay 7, 2013 

Colbert Busch

Elizabeth Colbert Busch celebrates as she was declared the winner in the Democratic primary Tuesday March 19, 2013. (Grace Beahm/postandcourier.com)

GRACE BEAHM — Grace Beahm

First Congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch is blaming Republican Mark Sanford for leaking information about her 1988 arrest on contempt of court charges.

In a new interview with WCBD, the Charleston NBC affiliate, Colbert Busch describes her first marriage as an abusive relationship that she left for her three children's sake. She said her then-husband falsely claimed she was keeping the children from him, frustrating the judge.

"The judge became frustrated with the situation and that's how I ended up where I was," she said in the interview. "As a mother would I do it again? You bet I would."

To watch the interview, click here.

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