The Spartanburg Herald-Journal Calls on Governor Mark Sanford to Resign

(CNN) — A day after Mark Sanford admitted to an extramarital affair, one South Carolina newspaper is calling on the state's governor to resign.

"Mark Sanford cannot navigate a deep and painful personal crisis and lead the state through its economic crisis at the same time," read an editorial printed in The Spartanburg Herald-Journal. "This kind of personal issue is consuming. It will be more than a distraction from his duties as governor, it will be a higher priority."

The editorial comes after Sanford admitted he was in Argentina for the past five days to see a woman with whom he had cheated on his wife. Sanford said he did not tell his staff, or his wife, where he was going.