SC GOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd is expected to seek a Republican party resolution this afternoon calling on Governor Sanford to resign. CNN quotes a person familiar with plans for today’s 5pm conference call. A state GOP office official confirms that a private conference call of its Executive Committee will take place at 5pm but would not reveal the reason for the call.
Floyd convened a similar call in July when the state party voted to censure Sanford for not acting in accordance with the party’s principles.On Wednesday, 61 of the 72 Republicans in the South Carolina House put there name on a letter demanding Sanford’s resignation. House Speaker Bobby Harrell made the same call the previous day.
Sanford has repeatedly vowed to stay in office.