And this is a REPUBLICAN LEGISLATURE. They must be tired of being a brunt of jokes and having a stanch HYPOCRITE in its mist.
The Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives has joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for Gov. Mark Sanford’s resignation.
In a much anticipated letter delivered to Sanford Tuesday, Harrell formally called on the governor to resign.
“What has become clear is that Sanford’s issues will continue to dominate our state as long as he remains in office,” Harrell said. “Whether he should be removed from office is a question that will need to be answered from the State Ethics Commission investigation, but our state’s future is too important to have the governor’s issues overshadow everything we do for the next fifteen months. For the good of our state, Sanford should step aside.”
The results of the Ethics Commission investigation into allegations that Sanford used state aircraft for personal travel, violated state law by using high-priced airfare, and didn’t report the use of private aircraft will be released soon.
“The issues we have facing our state and the work that needs to be accomplished is too important for us to spend this next year bogged down with the distractions Sanford’s actions have created,” said Harrell. “South Carolina needs strong and effective leadership to address the pressing issues facing our state.
“This is a disappointing situation, but a necessary step for the public restoration of trust to our state’s highest elected office and the only way to allow our state to move forward.”
Harrell joins Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and numerous state legislators in asking Sanford to step down.
Sanford will be a guest on News Radio 560 WVOC AM with Kevin Cohen Tuesday at 5 p.m. and the Harrell letter will no doubt come up.