Michael_Mccarry saidwho is he?
The current Republican governor of the state of South Carolina. Previously a member of the US House of Representatives, where, during the Clinton Presidency, he was very outspoken in demanding that Clinton resign for his moral failings in the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, and voted for his impeachment.
Sanford went mysteriously missing for over 5 days last week, leaving his staff & family to believe he was hiking along the wooded Appalachian Trail in the US while the state was leaderless. But a newspaper reporter caught him at an airport in another state, returning from seeing his mistress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He now refuses to follow his own demands of President Clinton and resign. His wife knew about the affair, told him to break it off, and is now refusing to speak with him further. Though some state legislators are calling for his resignation, the majority are fellow Republicans, and are unlikely to impeach & remove him, unless evidence of gross criminal misconduct surfaces.
Many in the US see this as further evidence of right-wing Republican hypocrisy, that allows them to preach to others how to behave, especially in matters concerning gays and traditional marriage, but who routinely undermine marriage with their own infidelities. Sanford joins a long list of disgraced Republican and right-wing politicians and Christian leaders, whose pattern seems to be that the more they campaign against gays & liberals, the worse their own personal & professional indiscretions are.