COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sixty South Carolina House Republicans are asking Gov. Mark Sanford to resign.
A letter asking the GOP governor to leave office was delivered to Sanford shortly after noon Wednesday.
It follows one sent a day earlier by House Speaker Bobby Harrell asking for Sanford's resignation.
Any move to impeach the governor would begin in the House, which has 72 Republicans, 51 Democrats and one empty seat.
Calls for Sanford to resign or be impeached have grown since June, when he returned from a secret trip to Argentina and revealed a yearlong affair with a woman there. The State Ethics Commission is investigating his travel.
Sanford has said he has no plans to quit. He has been seeking traction for his legislative agenda in his final 16 months in office.
This goes a long way to restoring my faith in republicans
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Clinton could of had sex with a hundred women while in office and I wouldn't have cared knew he was a pig when I voted for him. I knew he was a smart pig. He sexually harassed a woman than lied about an affair that was relevant to her sexual harassment suit. His sexual history is very important in a case like that. By Sweet A Kins logic Clinton should have stepped down. He was a proven liar that did commit perjury and should have went to jail. He didn't and Mark Sanford certainly should not lose his job because of an affair. Until someone can prove he has done anything illegal he should stand his ground. He is a pig that cheats but most in Congress cheat.
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