Politics & Government

Sanford compares himself to King David, returns to work

In this screen grab from a YouTube video, Mark Sanford's alleged Argentine girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur, works as a television journalist. The screen grab is from a YouTube video.
In this screen grab from a YouTube video, Mark Sanford's alleged Argentine girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur, works as a television journalist. The screen grab is from a YouTube video. YouTube / MCT

COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford apologized to his cabinet today but did not resign - comparing himself to the biblical figure of David.

“(David) fell mightily, he fell in very significant ways, but was able to pick up the pieces,” Sanford said at the start of the meeting. “It began with a larger quest well expressed in the book of Psalms on the notion of humility.”

Sanford apologized directly to SLED Director Reggie Lloyd for “putting you in a bad place with regard to SLED and the members of SLED, leaving as I have.”

And he apologized directly to Commerce Secretary Joe Taylor for “putting y’all in a bad spot for what was a legitimate trip.”

Read the complete story and view the video of the South Carolina Cabinet meeting at thestate.com

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