This is "very damaging stuff," Sanford declared at one point, when details
of Clinton's conduct became known. "I think it would be much better for the
country and for him personally (to resign)... I come from the business side," he
said. "If you had a chairman or president in the business world facing these
allegations, he'd be gone."
Explaining his decision to back impeachment articles against Clinton, he
added, "I think what he did in this matter was reprehensible... I feel very
comfortable with my vote."
Mark Sanford on former House speaker-to-be Bob Livingston (R), upon learning of the Congressman's affair:
Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., said he would be "struggling" during Christmas over
whether to support Livingston, even though the speaker-designate had not broken
the law. "We as a party want to hold ourselves to high standards, period,"
But one House Republican, Mark Sanford, said: "The bottom
line is that he lied under a different oath -the oath to his wife."
Mark Sanford on gay marriage:
Yes, the sanctity of marriage must be protected from "the gays," not...say...presidents who get Oval Office BJs, senators with wide stances or governors with escort services on speed dial or round-trip tickets to Argentina.
Mark Sanford equivocating, name dropping, invoking the Lord and admitting to cheating on his wife: