60 SC House Republicans ask Sanford to step down

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 1:19 PM
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COLUMBIA — Sixty South Carolina House Republicans are asking embattled Gov. Mark Sanford to resign.

A letter from the lawmakers asking the GOP governor to leave office was delivered to Sanford shortly after noon Wednesday.

The letter follows one sent a day earlier by House Speaker Bobby Harrell asking for Sanford's resignation.

The moves are significant in part because any move to impeach the governor would begin in the House, which has 73 Republicans and 51 Democrats.

Calls for Sanford to resign or be impeached have grown since his June revelation of a yearlong affair. The State Ethics Commission is investigating his travel.

Sanford has said he has no plans to quit. He has been seeking traction for his legislative agenda in his final 16 months in office.

READ THE LETTER:

Click here to read the letter from the South Carolina House republicans.

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jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 09/09/09 - 01:33 pm
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lol

lol

Dixieman
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Dixieman 09/09/09 - 01:34 pm
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Bye-bye, Love Gov.

Bye-bye, Love Gov.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/09/09 - 01:34 pm
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When the SC general assembly

When the SC general assembly meets in January, I'd rather have a lame duck governor holding their feet to the fire than a rookie governor who will be thinking of nothing but being elected in Nov. 2010. A new governor at that general assembly will be giving away the candy store to get elected. Hang in there Mark, don't give them the satisfaction.

liveandlearn
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liveandlearn 09/09/09 - 01:40 pm
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Sanford, just resign already.

Sanford, just resign already. You're fighting a losing battle. You don't want to be here anyway. Go run off to your mistress in Argentina.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/09/09 - 01:43 pm
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Why are they so h*ll bent on

Why are they so h*ll bent on getting rid of Gov. Sanford. I don't see where he's done any better or any worse than any other politician. If this is just over his marital affair, that's a poor excuse. How many politicians out there are having affairs but just haven't gotten caught yet. I don't feel he's spent any more money on travel (probably less) than any other SC governer and thought he has done a fairly descent job over the past couple of years.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 09/09/09 - 02:05 pm
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Mark tell these political

Mark tell these political porcines to FU.....leave the BS and follow your dream...go South and be with your ladylove...happiness is more important than this filthy arena of politics....go and be happy.

Lorraine
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Lorraine 09/09/09 - 02:18 pm
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First of all, it is not just

First of all, it is not just a mere affair that has put Governor Sanford in the dog house. It involves much more. For starters, what about his liberal and unlawful spending of tax dollars. Why should Governor Sanford feet not be held to the fire in his mishandling of SC tax dollars. I guess in some eyes, it is okay to be hypocritical and unlawful, particularly when it comes to Governor Sanford. Yes, there are a number of politicians that have done a so called good job. However, there is a price that must be paid when one has committed unlawful acts.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 09/09/09 - 02:21 pm
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Those are his peers who want

Those are his peers who want him OUT, SC will look better with him gone, he's just holding on to whatever little prestigious/ perks etc that title holds. RESIGN already and go be with your mistress, his marriage is over anyway.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 09/09/09 - 02:28 pm
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Lessee...73 Reps + 51 Dems =

Lessee...73 Reps + 51 Dems = 124 members of House, if 60 Reps + all 73 Dems vote to impeach, that's 113 out of 124 who want him gone. Is he trying to break Blagojevich's record from Illinois? Bye, bye...

mad_max
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mad_max 09/09/09 - 02:30 pm
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"However, there is a price

"However, there is a price that must be paid when one has committed unlawful acts". I agree. And as soone as you put Charlie Rangel, the Secretary of the Treasury, and Sen. Dodd out of office I will join you in calling for Sanford's resignation....although it has not been shown he has committed a crime yet, unlike some with tax evasion and illegal loan problems. When it comes to crime fighting I am a firm believer in FIRST IN, FIRST OUT. You Demcocrats have a few to go before you get to Sanford.

R2
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R2 09/09/09 - 02:31 pm
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He has done a fairly descent

He has done a fairly descent job? A play on words ICL?

Lorraine
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Lorraine 09/09/09 - 02:36 pm
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Mad Max, seemingly you are

Mad Max, seemingly you are sending a mixed message. Spending tax payers dollars unlawfully is not a crime? You are trying to compare apples to oranges. In this case, it will not work. Crime is crime. No matter how you slice it up.

RedQuinoa
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RedQuinoa 09/09/09 - 03:01 pm
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It's going to take more than

It's going to take more than 60 SC republicans to get this arrogant narcissist to do the right thing. Seems he'd rather keep the state in legislative gridlock. Some "legacy".

voiceofconcern
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voiceofconcern 09/09/09 - 03:20 pm
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go gop !!!

go gop !!!

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/09/09 - 03:55 pm
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Only 60!

Only 60!

Tobie2
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Tobie2 09/09/09 - 03:57 pm
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Sanford is an arrogant

Sanford is an arrogant elitist. One of those who thinks he does not have to follow the rules the "little people" have to follow. Both parties have them. I am so unhappy with all of our politicians and wish we could just have a "do-over" from the top down, local, state and national.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 09/09/09 - 04:07 pm
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Didn't he botch the potential

Didn't he botch the potential police car plant during this affair? If he had come through with the deal he would have had some wiggle room but I think that put the final nail in the coffen.

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