S.C. GOP Chair Says ‘Time May Have Come’ for Sanford to Leave

Posted July 1, 2009 at 5:53pm

The walls are caving in fast on South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who is hearing more calls to resign after compounding the confession of an affair last week with the revelation on Tuesday that he believes his Argentine flame is his “soul mate.”

State party Chairwoman Karen Floyd, who had tried to stay out of the matter, left handwriting on wall for Sanford in big, capital letters in a statement released to reporters by request on Wednesday.

“For the past two days, I have been speaking with Republican leaders across South Carolina. There is clearly a growing view that the time may have come for Gov. Sanford to remove himself and his family from the limelight, so that he can devote his efforts full-time to repairing the damage in his personal life,” she said.