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South Dakota senators silent on AG impeachment vote

Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s Republican attorney general
Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s Republican attorney general(Source: AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 1:11 PM MDT
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(AP) - South Dakota senators are staying silent on how they will vote as they weigh whether to remove Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg from office for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash. Most say they will be impartial, likening themselves to jurors or judges who must give a fair hearing to an ordeal that has fractured the state’s Republican Party and galvanized public opinion. But the circumstances surrounding the two-day trial may have already tipped some of them. The senators have had copious evidence from the crash investigation and a House impeachment investigation, but little from Ravnsborg’s side. It’s not clear whether he will testify.

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