Member of the House Select Committee on impeachment explains why it was closed to public

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The House Select Committee on Investigation held two days of mostly closed-door meetings last week on the possible impeachment of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

Committee member, Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says they needed the executive sessions to hear from the attorney hired by the committee.

Cwach says they saw the extensive investigative file on the case for the first time.

Cwach says they spent a lot of time hearing from Sara Frankenstein of Rapid City, the special counsel retained by the committee.

The committee subpoenaed several witnesses and documents for the next meeting on January 18th. Cwach says the plan is for those hearings to be open to the public.