It’s taken too long, but South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has finally asked the lying liar to step down — and state House Republicans are meeting this weekend to discuss impeachment:
Lt. Gov. [Andre Bauer] announced today he is asking Gov. Mark Sanford to resign, saying “serious misconduct” by Sanford as well as “continuing distractions” are making it impossible for the state to move forward.
Bauer promised he would forgo his own plans to run for governor if Sanford resigns in the next month or the Legislature impeaches him by then.
He would not detail what he considers “serious misconduct,” the wording used in the state’s constitution for impeachment, but said it is clear that Sanford is absorbed in his defense and that makes “it virtually impossible for our state to solve the serious problems we are facing without a change of leadership.”
Sanford has been under political attack and media scrutiny ever since he returned from a secret, five-day trip to Argentina and announced June 24 that he had engaged in a year-long extramarital affair with an Argentine woman.
His wife and four sons have since moved out of the Governor’s Mansion and First Lady Jenny Sanford told Vogue magazine in a story published last week that she believes her husband has been “obsessed” with the other woman and has been going through a midlife crisis.
Some of Sanford’s staff watched the Statehouse news conference but returned to their offices immediately afterward without any response.
Bauer’s call, which he repeated in a letter to Sanford, came three days before House Republicans plan to discuss impeachment at a caucus retreat in Myrtle Beach.
With apologies to Dr. Seuss: Marshall C. Sanford, will you PLEASE GO NOW!
You can go by bus. You can go by jet. I don’t care how, just get, get, get.
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