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Sanford impeachment resolution to be introduced

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - While legislators will be trying to help unemployed workers in a special session, one legislator says he'll introduce a measure that would put Gov. Mark Sanford out of his job.

State Rep. Greg Delleney said Tuesday he'll introduce an impeachment resolution next week when the Legislature convenes for a 1-day session to keep seven weeks of emergency unemployment benefits flowing to thousands of people.

Delleney expects the measure will be sent to a committee, but will get the ball rolling on removing Sanford from office.

Delleney's draft resolution says Sanford ignored his responsibilities to pursue an affair with an Argentine woman, tried to cover it up and embarrassed his office and the state.

Sanford said all that is up to the Legislature to handle.

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