Mark Sanford Impeachment Resolution Likely to be Introduced
During a special session of the South Carolina legislature, a impeachment resolution is likely to be introduced against Governor Mark Sanford.
Most Republicans want Mark Sanford resign because of the scandal. Republican state representative Greg Delleney lists 3 charges against Sanford:
dereliction of duty for leaving the state to visit his mistress in Argentina in June; attempting to cover-up the scandal; and bringing "disgrace and shame and ridicule" on the state.
In the one day special session, lawmakers are planning to tweak a state law for unemployment benefits. Delleney wants to start the impeachment process before the legislative session begins in January. Delleney's resolution will likely be read on Tuesday.
Impeachment vote can't technically occur because of the session is about unemployment benefits.
"We could not impeach the governor on Tuesday unless it's put on the agenda," Bingham said.
Besides, he said, most GOP lawmakers are awaiting the results of the ethics investigation before deciding how to proceed. "We don't anticipate that changing by next week," he said.