September 10th, 2009
05:00 AM ET
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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. Gopsaurus

    Are the people of South Carolina really this dumb? Why is he still in office?

    September 10, 2009 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  2. Matt

    Come on CNN! If you put half the effort you put into Mark Sanford and focused that on Obama's Czars you could be a credible source of news again. But putting up articles every day trying to get him to resign and you didn't even send a cub reporter to look into Van Jones makes you a weak news organization.

    September 10, 2009 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  3. Resign Sanford

    Sanford is a joke and he needs to step down. It shows that he does not care about his family again because I would be embarrassed if he was my father or husband.

    September 10, 2009 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  4. nick in SF

    What is up in S.C.? You guys are going NUTS.

    September 10, 2009 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  5. jeffreysherrill

    as long as mr sanford is doing his job I say let him stay in office

    September 10, 2009 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  6. Joe In Vegas

    I wonder if Joe Wilson was one of the "upstanding" leaders who insisted he resign.

    After President Obama's historic speech tonight and the GOP's outrage, the republican party has pretty sunk about as low as they can go- but then there's always tomorrow's "commentary" by Rush, Beck, Hannity, and Michael Weiner.

    September 10, 2009 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  7. J Blum

    I hope the Gov. Sanford and South Carolina GOP knows the defination of HYPOCRACY.

    September 10, 2009 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  8. M J Sparks

    Resign now. You have already caused enough embarrassment to your state, your family and the GOP. You can't have it both ways. Your state is
    paralyzed with you as the governor.

    September 10, 2009 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  9. Reg

    This guy can't resign fast enough! However the folks who voted for
    him should try "reading" this time and vote for a real person who will
    support Americans within State & out of State!

    Keep the Christian Mafia aka The Family out of every Governor's office
    in this Country!

    September 10, 2009 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  10. Louis Olivas

    When I heard the yelling after Obama mentioned that the plan did not include illegal immigrnats, I thought it was someone from the Hispanic caucus, since they are sympathetic to illegal immigrants. I'm glad it wasn't anyone from the Hispanic caucus. As for Joe Wilson of South Carolina, I say hmmmmmm.

    September 10, 2009 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  11. Moe, NY

    I did not watch/hear the speech, but I did not have to because I am for ALL AMERICANS RIGHTS TO HEALTH CARE.....NOW. Although, I did see the headlines regarding Joe a freak...just who is this neanderthal? Probably another republican....set up by republicans to utter their stance of NO. I, personally, think the republicans/conservatives make their party members take turns on uttering their continous lies/hate/etc. I love our President Obama....a President for the people of this country, not corporations, rich, but just a people person.....refreshing.

    September 10, 2009 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  12. Donkey Party

    Between the sissy-soft spoken Lindsey Graham, the mush mouth DeMint, soulmate Sanford, and now loud-mouth heckler Joe Wilson, the SC GOP could easily pass as a cheap carnival attraction. The people of SC are to blame for voting for these turd blossoms. Maybe next cycle they will find out a little more about the people you elect to represent YOU!

    September 10, 2009 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  13. Nathan

    He's a fiscal conservative until he needs a plane ride then its the skies the limit.

    September 10, 2009 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  14. sevel

    What sort of a dumb statement was that made by your panel in discussion this evening _Insurance is about risk, my hat.!!, Insurence is about only having clients that are risk free, that is how they operate, in whatever field of insurance, that is how they make their mega bucks.This is the greatest myth they have created. Yes we will take you on in the insurence business BUT it must be risk free. Take a look at any insurence application ,

    September 10, 2009 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  15. Mark Ramsey MD, Milwaukee WI

    Truthfully, I'm not a political well-wisher for Sanford, but I don't think he should be forced to resign from his office for a sexual indiscretion. After years of sticking his nose in the private lives of others, I guess the "chicken has come home to roost".

    September 10, 2009 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  16. The Old Galoot

    Floyd should add Joe Wilson to the list. Looks like a lot of openings in the Palmetto State.

    Sherman's boys did not wreck this state well enough in 1865.

    September 10, 2009 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  17. jasonk

    The guy has uncanny resemblance to garrido

    September 10, 2009 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  18. pierre

    Republican 2012 : Sanford & Wilson

    September 10, 2009 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  19. FRANK, Las Vegas

    He won't resign because He thinks God wants him there. God help US.

    September 10, 2009 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  20. Roland-St George,UT

    After what Republicans put Bill Clinton through, if the GOP doesn't demand this guy's resignation, then they simply have even less in the way of integrity than I gave them credit for. Michael Steele should be calling this guy up and telling him to hand in his resignation. Really!!

    September 10, 2009 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  21. tacuache

    Sanford looks pretty good after Wilson's performance! South Carolina strikes again.

    September 10, 2009 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  22. Ted T

    Time to get rid of this "Family Values" Repub hypocrite!

    September 10, 2009 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  23. A Democrat of 51 years who has finally got smart to their follishness.

    The man is a moron. What does he think he has to gain by staying? WOW SANFORD NO ONE WANTS YOU. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

    September 10, 2009 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  24. Tracy McCollister

    It is definitely time for Sanford to go. He has now become a distraction to the political process. He needs to resign and move back with his family. If his emotions and libido are in control of his actions and logic, he is a detriment to sound government.

    September 10, 2009 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  25. Angi McFarland

    He should resign.

    September 10, 2009 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
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