Sanford likely to escape impeachment

The South Carolina governor got some very good news Wednesday afternoon


Alex Koppelman
December 10, 2009 3:25AM (UTC)

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has reason to celebrate today -- a special subcomittee in the state House voted against impeaching him. By 6-1, the panel gave an impeachment bill an unfavorable report to the whole House Judiciary Committee.

The vote doesn't guarantee that Sanford will escape impeachment, but it makes that result very likely.

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The news wasn't all good for the governor, though: The subcommittee did vote unanimously in favor of censure.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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