Impeachment trial gets underway today

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The Impeachment trial of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg starts today in front of the Senate in Pierre.

Senator Art Rusch of Vermillion says it appears they won’t hear directly from Ravnsborg.

Two thirds of Senators have to vote to convict. Rusch says that is a high bar.

Rusch says the trial is more political than legal.

Rusch says he has read all the investigative files and has not yet decided how he will vote.

Ravnsborg has been impeached in connection with the death of Joe Boever on Highway 14 west of Highmore in September of 2020.