Representative Tim Goodwin (R-30/Rapid City) would rather make speeches than do his job in Pierre:
I am concerned about having a time crunch trying to accomplish too much in just a two-day Special Session. I have no idea how long the impeachment proceedings will take, nor do I know how long the redistricting will take.
I do know that Veterans’ Day is November 11 and that I’m speaking at the Veterans’ Ceremony at the Little White Church at noon in Hill City. Don’t be fooled by the “little” in the name. It actually is quite large.
I say that in case anyone wants to extend Special Session. It would be unpatriotic and inappropriate to have Session on Veterans’ Day. I will do everything in my power to stop that from happening and if it does, I’ll be at the Little White Church at noon on Veterans’ Day even if we go all night on the 10 of November [Rep. Tim Goodwin, “Special Session Packing a Lot into a Couple of Days,” Rapid City Journal, 2021.10.20].
Come on, Tim: most South Dakotans will be working that day; don’t you think that doing the once-a-decade job of drawing fair Legislative maps and the first-in-history job of considering the impeachment of a South Dakota elected official warrants putting off your holiday speech?