7.01.2009

Collapse: S.C. State Republicans Abandoning Gov. Sanford In Droves

The flood gates have opened and it's only a matter of time before Sanford step down in disgrace.

From TPM:

One day after Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) held a press conference in which he admitted to having an affair with a woman from Argentina, 50% of registered voters in South Carolina said they wanted him to resign.

Now, nearly one week and many more affair confessions later, the calls for his resignation from elected officials are piling up. Today, 14 of the 27 state GOP senators are asking him to step down. That number has already grown from last night, when six senators took the step of signing a letter calling for Sanford's resignation. This group includes Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler and "five of [Sanford's] dozen closest allies," according to local Columbia TV station WLTX.

State Senator Jake Knotts, who initially called the State Law Enforcement Division two days after Sanford left for Argentina to find out his whereabouts, has also called for the governor to leave office.

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