House Select Committee on Impeachment to meet today

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The House Select Committee on Investigation will meet again Thursday.

That is now overshadowed by a letter from Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig Price saying Ravnsborg was untruthful during the investigation and urging the committee to move on impeachment. Committee Chair, House Speaker Spencer Gosch has called that “interference.”

Member, Representative Mike Stevens of Yankton, says they will review all of the material they have gathered.

The committee has been investigating the actions and behavior of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg following the accident that killed Joe Boever west of Highmore in September of 2020, and if he should face impeachment.

Stevens says they will release their conclusion along with their report.

Stevens says he has not come to an opinion yet.

District 24 Representative Will Mortenson filed the original articles of impeachment last year.

Mortenson says he’s had access to the investigation files and appreciates that the Committee is doing its diligence.

Mortenson has spent some time listening to prior testimony online and in person, but says he’s holding off on speaking for the Committee.

Committee member, Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton, says they have gathered all the information available.

Cwach says they won’t make a recommendation at their meeting today.

Cwach says he has also not made a decision about impeachment.

Most of the meeting today is scheduled to be in executive session.

If the committee recommends impeachment, the House may get to debate that on veto day, March 28th.