Forward Kentucky: Beshear impeachment committee meets, adopts rules

After the chambers adjourned on Wednesday, the special committee to hear the Beshear impeachment petition met. The committee set its rules and appointed a clerk. One of the rules is that if the petition is not successful (in other words, Beshear is not impeached), the petitioners have to bear all costs of the proceedings, including attorney fees and legislator time.

The committee asked Governor Beshear to respond by January 22, and then the petitioners to respond to Beshear's response by January 26. The next meeting of the committee will be January 27.