PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s cabinet secretary who oversaw an investigation into the state’s attorney general for a 2020 fatal car crash is urging House lawmakers to bring impeachment charges against him.
Secretary of Public Safety Craig Price alleges in a letter that Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was distracted, was untruthful during the investigation and previously traded “disparaging and offensive” text messages with his staff about other state officials.
A spokesman for Ravnsborg did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
House Speaker Spencer Gosch called the pressure from Noem’s office an attempt to “interfere” in an investigation that belongs in the state House of Representatives.