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Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:48 PM

Utah lawmaker opens impeachment probe of attorney general

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker in Utah said Tuesday he is launching an impeachment probe against Attorney General Sean Reyes following his support of President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election.

State Rep. Andrew Stoddard said he is pursuing impeachment because of his ties to a GOP organization that issued robocalls urging people to go to the U.S. Capitol the day it was stormed. Reyes has denied any involvement in the robocalls and condemned the violence in Washington.

Stoddard's primary goal is to investigate Reyes for his actions, but said he has few options besides sponsoring an impeachment resolution. The measure would need a two-thirds majority in the House to pass, which is highly unlikely in the state's politically conservative legislature.

“This is not a move I am taking lightly,” Stoddard wrote in a statement. “And in spite of assumptions that this is a partisan or political move, it is not."

Read more: https://www.heraldextra.com/news/state-and-regional/utah-lawmaker-opens-impeachment-probe-of-attorney-general/article_f6dc11a5-8cba-5b07-831f-cdd148bd2629.html
(Provo Daily Herald)

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