Mark Sanford Sworn Into Congress, Calls Himself ‘Humbled’
Mark Sanford, after a detour to the governor’s office and, infamously, to Argentina, is back in Washington as a member of Congress.
The former three-term congressman and two-term governor was sworn in Wednesday as the representative for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, after a comeback victory in a special election last week.
In brief remarks after taking the oath of office, Sanford declared himself “humbled” to return.
“Each one of our lives involve different journeys. But on that journey we can in essence be taken to places wherein we develop levels of appreciation perhaps that we never had before. And so I stand here before each one of you more appreciative than I ever could have been for the honor of working with each one of you here in the United States Congress,” he said.
Sanford was introduced by fellow South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson, who called him the “survivor” of primary, runoff and general elections this year to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate.