Kentucky Lawmaker Facing Criminal Charges Resigns - State and Federal Communications

August 25, 2021  •  

Kentucky Lawmaker Facing Criminal Charges Resigns

The Kentucky State Capitol building

Kentucky Rep. Robert Goforth, who won reelection despite facing criminal charges for allegedly choking a woman during a domestic dispute, resigned from his House District 89 seat.

A House panel dismissed a citizen’s impeachment petition seeking his removal from office after determining impeachment does not apply to legislators under the state’s constitution.

Gov. Andy Beshear will set the date for a special election to fill the seat.

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