Lawmakers considering impeachment of Jason Ravnsborg

Patrick Callahan/SDBAFebruary 22, 2021News
courtesyLawmakers in Pierre are considering impeaching South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are considering impeaching the state’s attorney general as he faces misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car.

Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement officer, says he will not step down while he waits for the case against him to proceed.

Prosecutors have charged the Republican attorney general with three misdemeanors but no felonies in the September death of 55-year-old Joseph Boever. Republican Rep. Tim Goodwin says Ravnsborg should resign and that lawmakers are considering impeachment if he doesn’t.

Gov. Kristi Noem would get to appoint a replacement if Ravnsborg is convicted of impeachment or resigns.