Embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) likens his struggle with ongoing ethics investigations to the onslaught of ethics charges levied against former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), he explained during an interview with The Washington Times, published on Wednesday.

"I think I now know what Sarah may have been feeling," he told the newspaper, adding that his lack of support among state lawmakers has more to do with "bruised feelings" over controversial, difficult reforms than any malfeasance on his part.

Sanford also reiterated during his interview that he intended to finish his term as governor.

"I feel absolutely committed to the cause, to what God wanted me to do with my life," he told the Times. "I have got this blessing of being engaged in a fight for liberty, which is constantly being threatened."