WASHINGTON – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford broke state law when he charged taxpayers for more expensive business and first-class flights, according to the chairman of the legislative committee investigating Sanford's international travel.
State Sen. David Thomas, whose budget committee investigated Sanford's flights following reports last month by The Associated Press, sent evidence to Senate leaders Monday arguing the Republican governor violated state laws requiring the cheapest travel possible.
Thomas said Sanford's more expensive flights on two state Commerce Department trips cost taxpayers $13,700 more than the economy class flights available.
Legislators can consider sanctions against Sanford ranging from demanding reimbursement to impeachment, said Thomas, R-Fountain Inn.
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Answer by mancosmomma at 7:59 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Did I read that right. 2 Flights $13,700? Holy Cow. He needs to pay it back, pronto.
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Answer by LoriKeet at 8:40 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
I don't think I quite get the first comment. As in are you saying Sanford and Obama are buddies? I must have misunderstood the idea that Sanford is Obama's thug. They are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. I do realize that Fox has several times posted by mistake that Sanford is a democrat but he is not.
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