January 3, 2022 •
Northern Mariana Islands House Files Articles to Impeach Governor Torres
The Judiciary and Governmental Operations Committee Chair, Rep. Celina Babauta introduced articles of impeachment against Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph Torres on December 20, with 13 lawmakers sponsoring the resolution.
House Resolution 22-14 outlines six articles of impeachment, including two felony charges, two corruption charges, and two charges of neglect.
A special bipartisan committee with investigative powers was established on December 22 to investigate and has 30 days to submit a report.
Two-thirds of the 20-person House need to vote in favor for the impeachment to proceed, and two-thirds of the Senate will have to vote affirmatively to convict Torres and remove him from office.
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