Resignation Drumbeat Deepens
If S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford hoped to quiet his personal controversy by laying out more of his past indiscretions, the strategy hasn't worked. ...
If S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford hoped to quiet his personal controversy by laying out more of his past indiscretions, the strategy hasn't worked. More and more Republican lawmakers, including previous Sanford allies, are calling for his resignation:
Six of 27 members of the conservative Senate Republican Caucus Tuesday night issued a letter calling on Gov. Mark Sanford to resign.
Two additional senators considered among Sanford's staunchest allies, also said they want him to resign though they did not sign the letter. Two other senior senators who spoke to the State said Tuesday's revelations moved them closer to asking Sanford to step down.
The letter was crafted by Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, and was circulated among Senate Republicans on Tuesday.
The senators take a more in sorrow than in anger tone.
"It's as though we're looking at a completely different person -- one we didn't know existed," Martin said of Sanford.
Sanford's spokesman considers to insist he won't resign. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says that talk of removal is premature, barring further investigation. Reggie Lloyd, head of the State Law Enforcement Division, says he sees nothing criminal.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Undocumented Immigrants Can't Be Denied Bail, Rules Missouri Supreme Court14 hours ago
Interstate Health Care, Part of GOP's Replacement Plan, Has Failed to Attract Insurers' Interest15 hours ago
Child Care Subsidies Are Dwindling, for and by the States16 hours ago
What Oakland Can Learn From Rhode Island's Response to Deadly 2003 Fire16 hours ago
30 Road Projects Halted in Montana Due to Budget Shortfall16 hours ago
South Carolina Makes History With 4 Women in State Senate17 hours ago