The calls for Governor Mark Sanford to resign are getting louder and more powerful.
An increasing number of lawmakers are calling for Governor Sanford to resign, some of those being the state’s leading Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler of Gaffney says the governor has not been consistent in his story about his affair and the new information Sanford released Tuesday, that he had more encounters with his mistress, Maria Chapur of Argentina, than he previously announced, has raised many doubts about his stability to lead the state.
Besides Peeler, Other leading republicans include: Hugh Leatherman, Jake Knotts, Thomas Alexander, Paul Campbell, Larry Martin and William O’dell. Those calls are being echoed by at least six prominent newspapers in South Carolina. The Greenville News, The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg, The Herald of Rock Hill, the Morning News of Florence, The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg and The Item of Sumter are calling for Sanford to resign.
Tuesday, Sanford also revealed to crossing lines with other women before Chapur while he was married, but never had sex with them. The governor also stated he believes Chapur is his soul mate, but he will try and work his marriage out with his wife.