South Carolina House censures Sanford

Governor escapes impeachment, but chamber expresses disapproval over his infamous trip to Argentina

By Alex Koppelman
Published January 13, 2010 6:51PM (EST)

Seven months after he took the trip to Argentina that effectively ended his career in politics, the South Carolina House voted to censure Gov. Mark Sanford.

The vote, which went 102-11 against the governor after only about 20 minutes, expressed the chamber's disapproval of Sanford's actions. But there's no consequence for Sanford in the resolution, no legal weight to it.

According to the State, a South Carolina newspaper, most votes against the censure came from Democrats who wanted to impeach the governor instead.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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