Mark Sanford was one of 30 governors nationwide to receive a letter last week calling for their resignations or removal.
Law enforcement is not taking the letters lightly. Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division say a group calling itself the Guardians of the Free Republics had mailed letters to the Governor’s office demanding Sanford’s resignation in the next three days. Governors from at least 29 other states also received similar letters.
The letters say if Sanford did not resign in that time, then he needs to be “removed.”
The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating the letters, with concerns about impending violence. However, Guardian members maintain their intentions are peaceful, not threatening. They have stated they just want Sanford and others to resign.