Impeachment panel makes filings open for public review


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state during a media conference at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) — A legislative panel reviewing a petition to impeach Kentucky’s governor has made filings from both sides open to the public.

Deliberations on the matter were being conducted behind closed doors, however.

The Republican-led committee voted to make the petition by four Kentuckians public Wednesday. It then went into a closed-door session.

It calls for Gov. Andy Beshear’s impeachment for his restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The Democratic governor has said there are “zero grounds” for his removal. Beshear submitted a response to the impeachment petition.

The committee chairman says three of the petitioners then offered a written reply.

For local and breaking news, weather alerts, video and more, download the FREE WOWK 13 News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Washington DC Bureau

More Washington DC Bureau

Don't Miss

Trending Stories