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60 Republicans want Sanford out

September 10, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Sixty South Carolina House Republicans asked Gov. Mark Sanford to resign, questioning his ability to lead the state since his unannounced summertime trip to see a mistress in Argentina and investigations of his state and private travel that followed.

"Your decision to abandon our state for five days, with no defined order of succession and with no known way to contact you, is inexcusable," said a letter from the lawmakers signed by House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham.

The letter, which listed 59 other lawmakers, came a day after the House speaker issued a similar call. Any move to impeach the GOP governor would begin in the House.

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