No news is good news for killer Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who remains unimpeached after a month of inaction by the feckless House committee created last month to consider booting Ravnsborg for killing a man and losing the confidence of South Dakota law enforcement:
“The impeachment committee right now is working on getting our legal counsel for the committee, said State Rep. Jamie Smith (D-Sioux Falls), a member of the committee. “Once that is in place, I believe we will be moving forward.”
Smith and eight other members of the select committee voted to allow for the selection of special counsel during their brief meeting on November 10th.
After the initial one, no such meetings have occurred, nor have any announcements been made in regards to who would be hired as special counsel to help guide the committee [Austin Goss, “Ravnsborg Impeachment Trial Offers No Updates, Answers,” KSFY, 2021.12.09].
In true Republican form, Speaker Spencer Gosch decides that, when in doubt or incompetent, blame the media:
Speaker of the House Spencer Gosch (R-Glenham), who heads the committee, says that part of the reason for the delay is because of a number of lawsuits, or threats of lawsuits, that he and the Legislative Research Council (LRC) have faced.
“In the process of finding special counsel we have run into a few hiccups,” Gosch said. “Whether that be frivolous lawsuits from certain media entities, that takes up a ton of our time, or just threats thereof. Ultimately, we have run into other hiccups too. We are still on the right path and will have more updates as they come.”
Gosch also confirmed that the impeachment committee will not meet next week, due to “scheduling conflicts.” The following week is the week of Christmas [Goss, 2021.12.09].
Gosch is whining about the lawsuits he provoked by unconstitutionally withholding the proof that the Special Session he convened for impeachment had sufficient lawmaker support to be legitimate.
Thus, while the family of the man Ravnsborg killed has its second Christmas without Joe, Ravnsborg will enjoy his second Christmas since killing a man with his title and fat state paycheck intact.