September 10th, 2009
05:00 AM ET
13 years ago

First on the Ticker: S.C. GOP chair to seek Sanford's resignation

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caption="The South Carolina Republican Party voted to censure Sanford in July."](CNN) - South Carolina Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd is expected to seek a party resolution calling for Mark Sanford's resignation, a source familiar with plans for the call told CNN.

Floyd is expected to make the request on on a conference call Thursday afternoon with members of the state GOP executive committee. The call is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

The South Carolina Republican Party convened a similar conference call in July, which resulted in a vote to censure Sanford for "repeated failures to act in accordance" with the party's core principles and beliefs - but the party did not ask for Sanford to step down. At the time, Floyd issued a statement saying, "Now is the time for healing for our great state."

Thursday's conference call comes one day after 61 Republicans in the South Carolina House of Representatives wrote to Sanford demanding his resignation. But the governor has repeatedly rejected the onslaught of calls for him to resign, instead vowing to stay in office to fight for his fiscally conservative beliefs.

Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Debbie

    Paging O'Really, paging InsanHannity, paging GB...where are you, where is your outrage with regards to this lying, cheating, stealing Repub!!!

    September 10, 2009 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  2. Brady

    Good luck, lady. This idiot seems bound and determined to stay in office no matter what the consequences for his family, state, or party.

    September 10, 2009 03:02 am at 3:02 am |
  3. paul

    by the time they bring the resignation on the floor he will be out of by default his term ends

    September 10, 2009 03:31 am at 3:31 am |
  4. Matt Jones

    It's OK that he just deserted the state for a week. After all, Jeebus told him so!

    September 10, 2009 03:32 am at 3:32 am |
  5. MrManhattan

    Maybe, in view of the Joe Wilson outburst, and the Stanford affair, we should re-examine the decision to let the Confederate States back into the Union.

    September 10, 2009 03:36 am at 3:36 am |
  6. Karen - Missouri

    Maybe Sanford and Wilson can both resign on the buddy system. Can't that state elect people who have more respect for marriage and even the President of the United States?

    BOTH need to resign! It's South Carolina that needs to "start over", not Congress and healthcare bills.

    September 10, 2009 03:39 am at 3:39 am |
  7. merryone

    as usual, SC can't get anything done other than bicker between themselves. They don't want to help the people of that great state get back to work, out of poverty and provide real leadership. They are all just working to destroy each other for their own political gain and let's not forget to line their pockets. I say throw them all out and let the people of SC vote on a new set of criminals.

    September 10, 2009 03:51 am at 3:51 am |
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