Impeachment Petitioner Requests Withdrawal

The committee reviewing an impeachment petition filed against Governor Andy Beshear met for the second time on Wednesday. Members stayed in a closed executive session for more than two hours. When legislators returned, Chairman Jason Nemes (R-Louisville) announced that one of the four men who signed the paperwork asked to be removed from the complaint.

An attorney representing Randall Daniel emailed a letter to the governor’s general counsel stating that Daniel regretted signing the impeachment petition. Nemes said a copy of the letter will be posted online. The committee also voted to post a copy of the governor’s response and the follow-up response submitted by the other three complainants.

The impeachment committee hired attorney Ken Westberry to represent the members. Additionally, Nemes revealed that the group will send a letter to the governor requesting more information. Nemes would not provide details on what the requested information entailed.

Nemes confirmed that the committee received an impeachment petition for Representative Robert Goforth (R-East Bernstadt). He provided no other information. The committee expects to receive a third impeachment petition against Attorney General Daniel Cameron next month.