Governor Mark Sanford returned to work after spending the Fourth of July weekend in Florida.
Sanford spent the weekend with his wife, Jenny, and their four sons at his in-laws in Florida. The governor has had time away from office after he announced his extramarital affair to a woman from Argentina.
After many calls for the governor’s resignation, Sanford is back at work. He attended a briefing on port security along side Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Senator Lindsey Graham in North Charleston. The briefing included discussion on Project Seahawk, a task force to protect the nation’s ports. The governor did not meet with reporters after the briefing.
In a statement last week, Jenny Sanford said: “My forgiveness is essential for us both to move on with our lives, with peace, in whatever direction that may take us.” Now that the Sanford’s are back in Columbia, living arrangements at the Governor’s Mansion were not discussed.