Rendezvous Not Enough to Impeach Governor, South Carolina Lawmaker Says
House Speaker Bobby Harrell said Tuesday he thinks a newly filed measure to remove the Republican governor based on his alleged dereliction of duty does not carry enough weight.
Instead, Harrell believes state representatives should rely on an Ethics Commission investigation of Mark Sanford's travel to determine whether his removal is warranted.
The commission is to decide Wednesday whether Sanford should face criminal or civil charges, or no sanctions at all.
Harrell's statement came the same day a fellow Republican filed a measure to impeach Sanford because of the trip to Argentina.