While discussing the House impeachment committee’s impending Veto Day vote (March 28), committee chair Speaker Spencer Gosch said last week that killer Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg refused to respond to two official requests from the committee to testify:
“We have sent him a couple of official letters giving him the opportunity to show up and present his side of the case, one in an email form and one in a letter form, and which there was no response” [Speaker Spencer Gosch, in Bob Mercer, “Ravnsborg Panel Sets House Vote April 12,” KELO-TV, updated 2022.03.11].
In general, I would say that the less Jason Ravnsborg pollutes the air with his mouth, the better. And were I Ravnsborg’s attorney, I’d have to advise my client not to make matters worse for himself by opening his mouth again about how he broke the law and killed a man. But an elected member of the Executive Branch should not refuse to respond to a request for information from elected members of the Legislative Branch.
If the House Select Committee on Investigation’s votes to recommend impeachment, the House will reconvene fourteen days later, on Tuesday, April 12, to consider voting to impeach Ravnsborg. The House does not have to petition for a new Special Session to hold this solemn meeting: under the conditions of 2021i House Concurrent Resolution 6001, the Second Special Session of 2021 convened for impeachment remains in effect, with the House adjourning day to day under that Special Session until fourteen days after the chief clerk of the House receives the impeachment committee’s report.
Jason Ravnsborg’s evil is only eclipsed by the overwhelming malevolence of the entire Republican Party.
It is my understanding that the House Select Committee on Investigations will submit a report on March 28 and the House will meet on April 12 and may or may not take up impeachment regardless of what the March 28 report says. I don’t know what rules will govern House actions on April 12.
Not surprised, but the reluctance of South Dakota Republicans to do their jobs in the impeachment of the AG is damned dismaying to wondering voters. This has drug on way too long for ‘justice’ of any party. They now are trying to obfuscate by blaming Noem for meddling. Her meddling is no excuse for their dilly-dallying around on the matter. They are hoping for any excuse not to have to do what most voters of the state know that they should do. Boot his butt into the street-and hard.
…. and press round mike or background john to redline his promotion to colonel.
Tick…tock…tick…tock… One day closer to having to do NOTHING as primary season/elections draw closer. It’s been a year and a half since his malfeasance caused the death of an innocent man and the legislature is still INVESTIGATING? Really? !@#$%^&*
To organize and manage an impeachment of a constitutional official, the legislature needs a strong and committed impeachment committee chair in both Houses. Remember Sam Erwin and Peter Trevino during the Nixon impeachment?? Leaders like that are not available to a divided and dysfunctional Republican Party in South Dakota. Chaos reigns. The Republican legislature prefers that this issue be settled by the Party membership meeting in their convention. They will punt Ravensborg down the block to the convention.
Jason voluntarily gave his account of events surrounding the crash to investigators soon afterward, and that account suggests to me that Joe Boever rushed into the driving lane to commit suicide.
I don’t see how Jason could expect to fight both Marty Jackley and Governor Noem for the attorney general nomination at the state convention unless he plans to directly accuse their golden boy Craig Price of a bogus reconstruction of the crash.
I guess time will tell.
it was Peter Rodino,Congressman of New Jersey, who chaired the House Committee on the Impeachment of Richard Nixon…pardon my memory.
Kurt – Stop, just stop.
Jason’s voluntary account (as you call it) is in direct conflict with actual evidence. In other words, he is lying. He is lying in trying to save his a**. He lied because he was driving dangerously surfing the web and not paying attention to the road. That suggests to the most sane people in the room that he is a liar, a reckless driver, drives in conflict with the laws of this state, and is unfit to serve in the office he holds.
Can you explain to us why you refuse to acknowledge actual evidence? We will wait while you go hunt for Big Foot and Sasquatch
Dana P. asks me:
See my response to you from yesterday:
Dana P. repeatedly harangues me about my supposed “disgusting” disregard for facts and evidence:
What are you hunting, Dana? I’m waiting for you to explain why you refuse to acknowledge the evidence I’d shown you on Monday:
One consequence of Governor Noem dragging out the criminal proceedings and the impeachment proceedings is that by the time Jason can give a full public response to Craig Price’s bogus crash reconstruction and ruthless character assassination, it will be extremely difficult for Republicans to get Larry Rhoden onto the ballot for governor.
If Noem still wins the primary, they’ll have until August to persuade her to allow a replacement, but they’ve arbitrarily restricted access to the ballot by moving the filing deadline for independent candidates from August to April, which was shortsighted, stupid, and evil.
One wonders of Mr. Ravnsborg appreciates my friend Mr. Dale’s support as much as some of grudznick’s friends do.
One wonders if “grudznick” has any friends.
Jason voluntarily gave his account of events surrounding the crash to investigators soon afterward. An important consequence of Governor Noem dragging out the criminal proceedings and the impeachment proceedings is that by the time Jason can give a full public response to Craig Price’s bogus crash reconstruction and ruthless character assassination it will be extremely difficult for Republicans to get Larry Rhoden onto the ballot for governor.