Lawmakers won't consider SC gov impeachment

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 12:42 PM
Last updated 5:05 PM
  • Follow Latest News

COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers will not consider a move to impeach Republican Gov. Mark Sanford anytime soon.

House Speaker Bobby Harrell today turned aside an impeachment resolution brought by another Republican. He says lawmakers can only deal with a limited number of items in their abbreviated session this week. They came back to Columbia specifically to deal with unemployment benefits.

Harrell said state Rep. Greg Delleney can file the resolution next month in advance of the regular legislative session starting in January.

Delleney, a Republican from Chester, says Sanford should lose his job for skipping the state for five days in June to rendezvous with his Argentine lover.

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
ron_rlw
1
Points
ron_rlw 10/27/09 - 12:53 pm
0
0
While I'm not from SC ... so

While I'm not from SC ... so my opinion shouldn't count for much on the fate of Gov. Sanford. I am a conservative however and therefore would like to see as many elected offices as possible stay out of the hands of Democrats.

Sanford has pretty much defeated himself and as such should consider stepping down to allow another conservative to get ahead start on the next election.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs