S.C. Lieutenant Governor Will Ask Gov. Mark Sanford to Resign

August 26, 2009

(ChattahBox) — South Carolina’s lieutenant governor Andre Bauer will ask embattled Gov. Mark Sanford to resign at a news conference Wednesday, a spokesman said (via TheState). Bauer will also renew his pledge to bow out of the 2010 gubernatorial race should Sanford resign within a month or so.

With new evidence that the famously frugal Sanford failed to report 35 flights he has taken on private jets around the world in business class ignoring stringent state rules governing travel, the Governor is edging closer to impeachment anyway. Sanford, under fire for the extramarital affair and questionable spending, was also advised today by South Carolina Reps. Nathan Ballentine and Rep. Gerry Simrill that unless he steps down, House Republicans would likely impeach him.


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