Bill Filed to Impeach S.C. Gov. Sanford

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford collects his thoughts as he admits to The Associated Press more encounters with his Argentine mistress than he previously has disclosed, in his office Tuesday, June 30, 2009, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastian
The South Carolina House will formally receive an impeachment resolution on Gov. Mark Sanford.

It's the first bill that will be pre-filed Tuesday as the House opens the door to new legislation ahead of its January session beginning.

State Rep. Greg Delleney of Chester left the bill on the House desk last month when the House met in a brief, two-day session to deal with unemployment benefits and perks aimed at bringing Boeing Co. jobs to South Carolina.

Delleney said the bill will be the first one in the stack of legislation and it already has three co-sponsors and others may sign on after Tuesday.

Delleney says Sanford needs to be impeached because he abandoned the state to rendezvous with an Argentine lover and embarrassed South Carolina.