August 25, 2021 •
Kentucky Lawmaker Facing Criminal Charges Resigns
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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