As noted in yesterday’s article on the ongoing “gubernatorial meltdown,” one of the Palmetto State’s most influential political organizations has called on S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford to resign.
South Carolinians for Responsible Government, which has led the fight for more parental choices in the Palmetto State, said Wednesday that Sanford should resign in the wake of the multiple scandals confronting his administration.
“On behalf of the SCRG Board of Directors, and our supporters across the Palmetto State, I am asking the Governor to step down immediately,” SCRG Chairman Randy Page said Wednesday. “The real policy challenges of staggering unemployment, tightening budgets, and faltering public schools can no longer be overshadowed by personal and political distractions that erode the reputation of our state and the integrity of the governor’s office.”
Page, who has been President of SCRG for four years, also serves on the Boards of both the Palmetto Family Council and South Carolina Citizens for Life. He has already asked Sanford to resign as a private citizen, but the fact that the weight of SCRG is now behind that decision adds another ideological ally to the list of conservatives calling for Sanford to step down.
Page previously served in the administration of S.C. Gov. David Beasley.