In a letter to South
Carolina legislators, a prominent state senator Thursday said Gov. Mark Sanford’s
supporters were behind recent Internet rumors that Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is gay.
And he encouraged the General Assembly to remove the disgraced governor immediately.“During the last two months,
we have discovered plenty of solid reasons to remove our current governor from
office; but now there’s one more reason: the people trying to keep Sanford in
power have stooped to a new low with this week’s false character assassination
of Bauer,” Knotts wrote.