SD legislators react to the impeachment of the attorney general

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota House, in a special session, voted thirty-six to thirty one Tuesday to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton made a floor speech laying out the case for impeachment.

Cwach, who was a member of the Select Committee on Investigation, says it has been a long process.

Cwach says he was surprised the republican dominated House voted to impeach.

Among those voting “no” was Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp.

Finck says he felt the evidence didn’t reach the constitutional grounds for impeachment.

Finck says they had an alternate resolution ready if the House had failed to impeach the Attorney General.

Senate leaders have set the trial for June 21st & 22nd.