Washington, D.C. — Following the impeachment of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg by the state’s House of Representatives, government watchdog Accountable.US once again called on the Republican Attorney Generals Association (RAGA) to cut ties with the disgraced AG.
The House action came after broad bipartisan calls for Ravnsborg’s resignation following his plea ofno contest to a pair of charges for striking and killing Joe Boever last year while driving ‘distracted.’ Since then, RAGA has refused to condemn Ravnsborg or pull their financial support – keeping his donation page active on their website and donating over $100,000 to his campaigns.
It has been obvious for a year that Attorney General Ravnsborg has learned nothing following his reckless behavior that cost a man his life. Ravnsborg continues to act like he is above the law. Through it all the Republican Attorneys General Association has disregarded his arrogance and the harm he has done to South Dakotans by remaining the state’s top law enforcement official. It is time for him to go and for RAGA to grow a spine and cut him loose.”
Kyle Herrig, President of Accountable.US
RAGA has continued to maintain their silence and support of Ravnsborg even as calls for his resignation crossed party lines — including from Republican Governor Kristi Noem, Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig Price, large swaths of South Dakota law enforcement, and the Army Reserve.
In August, Accountable.US penned a letter to Republican Attorney General Association (RAGA) Chairman South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Policy Chairman Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, and RAGA Executive Director Peter Bisbee calling on them to demand Ravnsborg’s resignation.
Read more on Ravnsborg’s many traffic violations and the bipartisan calls for his resignation below:
- ABC News: South Dakota governor sends AG crash investigation to House
- Daily Beast: South Dakota Public Safety Head: AG Should Have Faced Manslaughter Charges
- Grand Forks Herald: South Dakota Public Safety secretary: AG Ravnsborg should’ve been charged with felony manslaughter
- Hill Reporter: Embattled South Dakota Attorney General Cited for Speeding en Route to Hit-and-Run Trial
- KELO: S.D. House leaders to decide whether to impeach AG Ravnsborg or not