South Dakota Senate approves 2-day impeachment trial for AG

Ravnsborg ImpeachedSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has approved the rules for an impeachment trial of the state’s attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash.

The Senate will hold a two-day proceeding in June that gives just hours to either side to argue their case.

Republican Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was impeached by the House this month over a car crash in which he killed a pedestrian but initially said he may have struck a deer or other large animal.

The trial will start June 21. Ravnsborg said after his impeachment that he is looking forward to the Senate trial as a chance to “be vindicated.”

His attorney and spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.

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