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Kentucky Governor Faces Impeachment Over COVID-19 Mandates




As the nation’s capital braces for its second impeachment trial in just over a year and far-flung states clash over COVID-19 restrictions, Kentucky’s governor faces an impeachment probe by state legislators for what his critics say were overly strict rules during the pandemic. 

With impeachment threatened by foes who say his COVID-19 mandates violated the state and federal constitutions, Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, sued the state Legislature for overriding his veto of two bills that would rein in his power to impose such restrictions.

In the Bluegrass State, the Legislature is required to refer a citizens’ petition for impeachment to a committee.

More than 60,000 signatures calling for Beshear’s ouster were delivered Tuesday to the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort via U-Haul truck, WHAS-TV (Channel 11) in Louisville reported. 



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