SC lawmakers file resolution to impeach Sanford
South Carolina lawmakers took another step Tuesday toward impeaching Republican Governor Mark Sanford. A number of South Carolina lawmakers - both Republican and Democrat - have been threatening to impeach Sanford since the day he returned from a five-day absence and announced he'd been visiting his mistress in Argentina. Now, four lawmakers, led by Republican Rep. Greg Dellene of Chester, have officially filed a resolution to begin the impeachment process rolling. But they're unlikely to start debating it until January when lawmakers return for their regular legislative session. At this point, however, it's unclear whether Sanford did anything to merit impeachment. Some lawmakers say leaving the country for five days without a way to be contacted was dereliction of duty and grounds for his ouster. But Republican House Speaker Bobby Harrell is doubtful. He's waiting for the results of a state ethics investigation into Governor Sanford's travel practices to determine if there was any serious misconduct. The State Ethics Commission will receive preliminary findings of that investigation this week.