South Dakota House votes to impeach attorney general 36-31

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has been impeached.

The South Dakota House of Representatives for the first time in statehood adopted articles of impeachment for a constitutional office holder Tuesday, condemning the 45-year-old Republican for his conduct related to a 2020 crash that killed a pedestrian.

The 36-31 vote challenges a recommendation issued March 28 by a special investigative committee of lawmakers, who deemed Ravnsborg’s actions did not amount to impeachable offenses, and triggers a trial in the Senate that will decide whether Ravnsborg will be forced out of office.

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