LITTLE ROCK, AR--Lt. Governor Mark Darr is standing strong against opponents calling for his resignation. In a detailed letter Tuesday, he responded to critics for the first time. And Wednesday night, he spoke only to KNWA and Fox 24. Darr says he made honest, but unintentional mistakes regarding campaign and tax payer money. In December, the state ethics commission found Darr violated 11 separate state laws. Among the accusations: Misfiling campaign reports, improper travel reimbursements and using a state credit card for personal purchases. Despite admitting to the violations last week, Darr says he's staying in office amid calls for his impeachment. In an exclusive interview Wednesday, Fox 24's Brad Reed asked Darr why he's standing his ground:
"I think I'm vocal about it because only one side has been shared. Half-truths have been told. So the statement I sent out yesterday was really just a clarification of the facts. Before I was called to resign, Governor Beebe, the ethics commissioners, no one asked me for clarification on any of these issues. And so yes, I agreed to the ethics fines, but only because if I didn't, we could go to a full hearing on that and they could double the fines.
All new tonight at 10:00, we asked Darr if he thinks he'll face criminal charges and if he's prepared for a possible impeachment. Hear his exclusive answers tonight at 10:00.
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