Censure: Good Enough for Sanford, Not Good Enough for Clinton
By a 22-9 vote, the South Carolina Republican executive committee has voted to censure Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.). Only 10 members of the committee demanded his resignation. It’s reminiscent of what happened after the 1998 elections, when Republicans lost seats in the House of Representatives and temporarily considered not voting to impeach President Bill Clinton. One New York Times report from Nov. 19, 1998, investigated what Republicans would do if they couldn’t impeach Clinton, quoting then-Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina.
Given the fact there aren’t enough votes for impeachment, if is the only available option, then that will be the option. It’s the only one that has a chance of surviving.
Shortly thereafter, Sanford voted to impeach Clinton on four counts.