Lawmakers Review Impeachment Petition Against Governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican House leaders in Kentucky have appointed a committee to consider a petition calling for the governor’s impeachment for his handling of COVID-19. The panel’s membership was announced Monday without comment at the end of the House’s daily session. It’s in response to a petition submitted by four Kentuckians. House Speaker David Osborne says he had no choice but to proceed after receiving the petition. Gov. Andy Beshear says there’s “zero grounds” for his removal and says it would invalidate his election. The petition claims the governor violated the state and U.S. constitutions with restrictions he ordered to combat the coronavirus.”