Noem cabinet secretary urging committee to impeach attorney general

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s cabinet secretary who oversaw an investigation into the state’s attorney general for a 2020 fatal car crash have urged House lawmakers to bring impeachment charges against him.

Secretary of Public Safety Craig Price alleges in a letter that Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (pictured) was distracted, was untruthful during the investigation and previously traded “disparaging and offensive” text messages with his staff about other state officials.

A spokesman for Ravnsborg did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

House Speaker Spencer Gosch called the pressure from Noem’s office an attempt to “interfere” in an investigation belonged to the House.

The House Select Committee on Investigations meets today, and could recommend the full House consider impeaching Ravnsborg.