January 21st, 2010
12:30 PM ET
12 years ago

Sanford makes surprise visit to Capitol Hill

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/12/16/art.sanford.0826-1.jpg caption="Mark Sanford visited Washington on Thursday."]Washington (CNN) - On the morning after delivering his final "State of the State" address in Columbia, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford strolled through the Capitol rotunda Thursday afternoon along with South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis.

Asked why he was in Washington, Sanford, a former House Member, walked toward the House floor as the chamber was about to vote and told CNN: "I was going to catch up with some friends on the House floor."

Sanford said he has not yet met Massachusetts Sen-elect Scott Brown.

Another Republican governor, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was also visiting House lawmakers today. He is slated to meet with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the entire House delegation from his state.

Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
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  1. Joyce in South Carolina

    Governor Sanford is a joke and a disgrace to South Carolina.

    I am appalled that our legislators chose not to impeach him.

    What he did in his personal life is his business, but what he has done with taxpayer's money is terrible. There are so many hard working poor in our state who definitely deserve better.

    January 21, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Ms S Callahan

    sniff sniff CNN do I smell a Brown Sanford team lining up? 🙂

    January 21, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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