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Minnesota GOP legislators push for Walz's impeachment over executive orders


February 9, 2021

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, and Rep. Erik Mortensen, R-Shakopee, took the oath in the House Chamber. Mortensen later attempted to force a vote to end Gov. Tim Walz's state of emergency but was shot down by Speaker Hortman.

Three Republican legislators introduced articles of impeachment Monday against Democratic Gov. Tim Walz over his use of executive orders during the pandemic.

Their resolution claims Walz's actions during the COVID-19 emergency have gone beyond his constitutional authority and violated Minnesotans' rights.

A spokesman for the governor noted the Republican lawmakers have made the same arguments in court and judges have repeatedly rejected them. It's up to the courts, not legislators, to decide what is constitutional, Walz's spokesman noted.


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