South Carolina state senator Jake Knotts on Thursday accused Gov. Mark Sanford of orchestrating a campaign to paint Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (pictured), a potential successor of the embattled Sanford, as gay.
Knotts, a Republican, made the accusation in a letter to state legislators, in which he also called for the swift removal of Sanford. The governor admitted in June to an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina, which has led to troubling scrutiny of his travel records, although earlier this week he vowed to hold onto his office.
September 04 2009 8:45 AM