S.C. GOP chair suggests Sanford should resign

Another important figure in South Carolina politics thinks the governor should consider stepping down


Alex Koppelman
July 2, 2009 12:01AM (UTC)

It's one thing for the chair of South Carolina's Democratic Party to call for Gov. Mark Sanford's resignation. Sanford's a Republican, so the fact that Democrats want to put as much political pressure on him as possible isn't exactly surprising. But the head of the state's GOP going after an incumbent Republican governor? That's something else entirely.

That's what Karen Floyd, chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, did in a statement released Wednesday.

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"For the past two days, I have been speaking with Republican leaders across South Carolina," Floyd said. "There is clearly a growing view that the time may have come for Governor Sanford to remove himself and his family from the limelight, so that he can devote his efforts full-time to repairing the damage in his personal life."

(Hat-tip to CNN's Peter Hamby.)


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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