South Dakota House committee recommends no impeachment for Ravnsborg
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee is recommending that state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg face no impeachment charges for his actions surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash.
Gov. Kristi Noem had pushed for Ravnsborg to be removed from office, but the House committee issued a report Monday and found that his actions did not merit impeachment. Two members on the committee voted against the Do Not Impeach recommendation.
Individual House lawmakers may still bring impeachment charges against Ravnsborg, but the committee’s decision was a major setback for those trying to remove him from office.
According to the South Dakota Broadcasters Association, the report containing the recommendation goes to the full House of Representatives which will reconvene on April 12 for a special session. The recommendation serves as the next step in the process before the full House weighs in on whether or not to impeach Ravnsborg.
Ravnsborg struck and killed a man walking near a rural highway in September of 2020.