South Dakota speaker names panel to weigh AG’s impeachment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota House Speaker Spencer Gosch has named the six fellow Republicans and two Democrats who will join him in looking into the investigation of a fatal crash caused by the state attorney general and assess whether he should be impeached.

The Legislature next week will consider whether to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for his conduct following the 2020 crash that killed 55-year-old Joseph Boever, who was walking along a rural stretch of highway when Ravnsborg’s vehicle struck him.

In addition to Gosch, the committee includes House Republican Leader Kent Peterson, and Republican Representatives John Hansen, Mike Stevens, Steven Haugaard, Doug Barthel and Kevin Jensen. It also includes two Democrats, House Minority Leader Jamie Smith and Representative Ryan Cwach

Most of the lawmakers are either members of either the House Judiciary Committee or the House State Affairs Committee.


November 3, 2021