Lawmakers won't consider SC gov impeachment

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 12:42 PM
Last updated 5:05 PM
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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.

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ron_rlw 10/27/09 - 12:53 pm
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.

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