Gov. Mark Sanford will look back at 2009 and say, “What happened? I was in position to run for the presidency of the United States in 2008. McCain, Palin and Romney seemed to be out of the picture. It was just me and that guy from Minnesota. Then, Brazil, press conferences, C Street, the wife’s statement, and now travel expenses.”
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, already under fire for an extramarital relationship, should be impeached for abusing state finances, a Republican state senator said Monday.
Sen. David Thomas, in a letter to leaders of the constitutional/administrative subcommittee of the South Carolina Senate Finance Committee, accused his fellow Republican of violating state regulations.
The allegations involve flights he took to London, England, and China in 2006 and 2007 on state business. South Carolina requires the governor to charge the state the lowest rate available unless there are overriding circumstances, such as emergency travel.
“The two flights by Gov. Sanford were in violation of the South Carolina Code of Regulations,” Thomas said in his letter. “The difference in price between the most economical and the more expensive price of the seats the governor chose is approximately $13,700.” (more…)