SD House to meet Tuesday to deal with impeachment

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- When the South Dakota House convenes on Tuesday to consider the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, the recommendation of the Select Committee on Investigation to not impeach will be first on the floor.

Representative Mike Stevens of Yankton, a member of the select committee, says he expects other legislative moves.

Stevens says all House members have received all the investigation files.

Stevens, a republican, who voted for the committee recommendation, says he did not see evidence that rose to the level of impeachment.

Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton was also a member of the Select Committee on Investigation that returned a recommendation not to impeach.

Cwach says there is no guide for this meeting.

Cwach says there may be motions to allow other recommendations.

The committee recommendation to not impeach passed on a six to two party line vote. Cwach, a democrat, says despite that, he doesn’t think this is a partisan issue.

Representative Sydney Davis of Burbank says it’s a troubling situation.

Davis, a republican, says the people of the state are not being served well.

Davis says there are also questions about the status of law enforcement in the state.

It will take thirty six votes of the seventy member House to approve an article of impeachment.