SC legislators to debate formal rebuke for of Gov. Mark Sanford, impeachment remains unlikelyBy AP
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
SC legislators consider formal rebuke of governor
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers are preparing to discuss a formal rebuke of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford for his travels to see a mistress in Argentina and his misuse of state planes.
The House Judiciary Committee meeting on Wednesday comes a week after a smaller legislative panel turned aside an impeachment move against the two-term Republican and instead recommended censure.
The full committee could revive the push to oust the governor, but that is not expected. Sanford still faces civil ethics charges for allegedly improper travel and use of campaign funds.
The censure resolution accuses him of bringing “ridicule, dishonor, disgrace and shame” to the state. To pass, it requires a majority vote of the committee and both chambers of the Legislature.
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