Impeachment for Mark Sanford?

The South Carolina governor's fellow Republicans are considering a move against him

Published August 25, 2009 7:50PM (EDT)

Earlier this year, it seemed that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had successfully weathered the storm caused by his disappearance and then his admission of an affair. No longer.

The State, a local newspaper that's been on top of the story from the beginning, reported Tuesday that Republicans in the state House are going to meet this weekend, and that one of the topics on the agenda will be whether to start impeachment proceedings.

What's more, the chairman of the subcommittee that would probably handle any impeachment told the paper that he'd vote for it. "He left the state without anyone knowing where he was," Republican Rep. Greg Delleney said. "That was a dereliction of duty as far as I was concerned."

If anything does happen, it's unlikely to begin before next year, when the legislature goes back in session.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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