South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is running out of allies in his own political party, reports The State. Republicans at the state House Majority Caucus meeting yesterday bashed the scandal-plagued Sanford. Furious legislators called for his immediate resignation, though South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell urged holding off on any action until a state ethics panel announces its finding. Even Sanford's supporters want him to resign.
“It’s almost unanimous for resignation,” said Rep. Mike Pitts. “At this point, I don’t see a rational man who’s thinking clearly and is capable of leading this state.” Sanford has been accused of using a state airplane and money for political and personal travel—including an extramarital affair.