Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is rejecting suggestions that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford should resign.
Speaking Thursday, Barbour maintained that Sanford should remain in office and that it's up to the governor and South Carolina voters to decide his political future.
Barbour took over leadership of the Republican Governors Association after Sanford resigned from that position following his admission of an affair with a woman in Argentina.
Barbour was asked about the matter during a taping of the public television show, "Iowa Press." He was in Des Moines to speak at a Republican Party fundraiser Thursday night.