“Family Values” Republican Mark Sanford Didn’t Tell His Fiancee Before Dumping Her On Facebook



Family values hypocrite Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) showed what Republicans think of family by not giving his fiancee a heads up before publicly humiliating her by dumping her on Facebook.

In an interview with The New York Times, Sanford’s former fiancee Maria Belen Chapur said,


Ms. Chapur was speaking from Paris, where she had just spent a week with Mr. Sanford.

“We had a great time here, we were like in a honeymoon,” she said. “I thought that he might tell me, ‘O.K., let’s put a date, end of 2015.’ But that didn’t happen. That’s why I wrote to him, ‘I had a spectacular week, you know I love you, but I don’t want to continue in the category of mistress, and if we continue like this I continue in that category, and I can’t bear it anymore. It has been really painful to me.’ ”

She continued, “His response was, ’24 months. If not I’ll say goodbye and I will look for you in 24 months.’ ” She said she had asked him to make their break public, but that Mr. Sanford did not warn her before announcing it on Facebook on Friday, catching her off guard. “I learned it from the press today,” she said Saturday.

Ms. Chapur said she felt as if she had been cast aside now that Mr. Sanford was back in political office (he will face no major challenge this fall).

“I think that I was not useful to him anymore — he made the engagement thing four months before the elections,” Ms. Chapur said. “So this is not about his son, this is about his career and his ambitions.” Mr. Sanford, she said, “truly was the love of my life.” But, she added, “In 24 months, what was it going to be?”

Rep. Sanford tried to make the Appalachian Trail scandal go away by getting engaged to his mistress. Once he won the House special election in South Carolina; he had no use for his fiancee anymore, so he dumped her via Facebook. This is what passes for family values in the Republican Party.

The fact that Sanford is a sleazy political operator who is more concerned with his own ambitions than anything else isn’t a shock, but the fact that a sitting member of Congress would be so callous and oblivious to the blowback that has come from dumping his fiancee via Facebook speaks volumes about the selfish behavior that dominates the Republican Party.

Sanford’s behavior is the latest example that disproves the Republican claim that they are the party of family values.

29 Replies to ““Family Values” Republican Mark Sanford Didn’t Tell His Fiancee Before Dumping Her On Facebook”

  1. And he dared to blame his ex-wife for all of this drama, and he used his Congressional FB to post this. The man is scum. How come no one is running against him? How can people vote for him?

  2. Free! No wife, or girlfriend, and a cushy do-nothing job as a member of the GOP caucus. Life is good. $174,000 a year, for being wined, dined, and getting his knob shined by lobbyists’ prostitutes. I hope he can stand the strain.

  3. The only one enjoying this fiasco is the ex Mrs Mark Sanford! The ex homewrecker, err, whore, errr, girlfriend, got a dose of her own medicine!

    I have about as much time for uppity, sanctimonious, narcissistic, self-centered, sleazy, politicians as I do for homewreckers! These three deserve each other (that includes the village idiots who electef him into office knowing of his adultery).

    Sanford is making excuses for his actions, while at the same time he is wrangling his finger at everybody else and saying”do as I day, not as I do!”

    Worse, the sanctimonious, statistic,fake Christians will vote for him again, because they love having their state be the laughing stock acrosss the country.

  4. Sanford has no further need for a wife. His first wife had children for him and handled the responsibilities of raising them.

    Ms. Chapur is correct when she said that she isn’t useful to him anymore.

  5. the reason no one ran against him is that even if he was caught with a live boy or a dead girl in his bed, he’s got an R after his name, and in SC, that’s good enough. Basic sociopath, narcissist and dissociative disorder. “Not my fault, nothing I did was wrong, the sun rises and sets in my rectum and everyone should see how special I am”

  6. hate to tell you this Maxie, but while Mrs. Sanford has about 10% responsibility in this (if I remember right, he was a nobody who used her for her family name and connections when he started), the girlfriend has about 10% in that she was willing to respond to his advances, tho who knows what she was told during the wooing part. 20% of the problem lays with the voters who took him back during the special election rather than write him off as the lying sack of weasel s#*& that he is. the reality is, the problems came from him: no one put a gun to his head, no one forced him to perform oral sex, or violate his wedding vows. He did that of his own volition

  7. Dumbass. If the people of SC want this do-nothing for a representative they are just as much dumbasses as he is.

  8. Whatever, HES 100% ASSHOLE. Why blame a woman who didnt know a lying sack of shit when she smelled it. After all, he is a republican Christian, ha ha ha evil.

  9. I too find his actions very cruel or abusive. Telling this young lady that he may make up his mind in two years is an old method used by abusers to keep a woman hanging while they continue to seek out new excitement. It was also cowardly to announce his dis-engagement on facebook. he sounds more like a narcissist without the capacity to feel compassion for other’s feelings or he may get some sort of sick satisfaction out of the way he handled the situation. Do you want someone of his character representing citizens? He will use the same methods to treat other’s who are of no use to him just as cold-hearted.

  10. What was she doing with a married man in the first place. She deserved the humiliating. Maybe she will learn her lesson how not to be a home wrecker. Shame on her.

  11. So I guess Sanfords dick had nothing to do with him cheating on the mother of his children? If he is that weak to just say no then he deserves the humiliation not the women

  12. Hey the last time I checked it took two to have an affair, and although she knew he was married, so did he genius. She was not the sleazy one who lied to constituents, or stole their money for his little “hike along the Appalachian trail”, that he had to pay back. This guy is pure sleaze all the way, not to mention a total narcissist. His only saving grace is that he comes from a state of right wing idiots, and only has to shed a few fake tears and say he is sorry that he sinned, and all is forgiven.

  13. That South Carolinans would vote for this guy for dog catcher is simply unbelievable. Wake up, guys, this flake is a mindless halfwit.

  14. not only was she as dishonest as Sanford, she now has the audacity to feel she’s been treated badly….what comes around goes around….

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