With no fanfare and little debate, the House of Representatives Tuesday voted 102-11 to publicly reprimand Gov. Mark Sanford for bringing "ridicule, dishonor, disgrace, and shame" to himself and South Carolina.
Discussion of the censure resolution, the first one S.C. lawmakers have considered in at least 130 years, took about 20 minutes and left a majority of House members satisfied they'd carried out the will of South Carolinians.
"I'm disappointed it wasn't a unanimous vote," said Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Republican, who chaired a panel that voted to censure rather than impeach Sanford. "But the vote made it clear that a majority of House members agree."
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