Former Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels is involved with the impeachment trial of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. According to a May 5 letter included in the Senate Court of Impeachment’s documents, Senate President Pro Tempore Lee Schoenbeck appointed Michels to serve as Counsel to Senate President and Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden during the June 21–22 Special Session:
As prescribed by the impeachment trial rules written by Senator Schoenbeck and accepted by the Senate in April, Lt. Gov. Rhoden will preside over the trial; if Rhoden has to step out, Schoenbeck will preside. Michels will not touch the gavel that he once wielded over the Senate; he will only advise the men who do.