South Carolina Lawmakers Approve Formal Rebuke For Governor

South Carolina lawmakers have voted to formally rebuke Gov. Mark Sanford for secret visits to his Argentine mistress and misusing state planes.

One of the visits was during a taxpayer-funded trip that was supposed to be an economic development mission. The other was in June, when Sanford disappeared from the state and left no one in charge.

The rebuke unanimously approved Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee says the governor brought "ridicule, dishonor, disgrace and shame" to the state. The lawmakers agreed with a panel's decision from a week earlier that Sanford's missteps did not warrant impeachment.

The censure still requires majority votes in the House and Senate.

Sanford has been under scrutiny since he tearfully revealed his affair in June.

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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 16, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    This one's for Barlow who likes all the scriptures from God. Jesus said: But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28 One of our Ten Commandments in Exodus: Thou shalt not commit adultry. Do you know the governor Barlow? I suppose you do by saying he'll do it again. You without sin cast the first stone.......
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Dec 16, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    How awful for him, a REBUKE!LOL. Most places, if you get caught "stealing" they fire you. Only in ole "red" SC. I'm sure he is "right with god now", "repentant" etc. etc. He'll do it again.

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