Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky governor calls out signers of impeachment petition

Associated Press

Kentucky's governor on Tuesday linked signers of a petition seeking his ouster to a rally where he was hanged in effigy and to a video declaring God would strike him down for his COVID-19 restrictions on churches.

Ratcheting up his response, Gov. Andy Beshear called out two petition signers a day after the GOP-led House formed a committee to review the petition. The petition calls for Beshear's impeachment for lockdown orders meant to combat the pandemic. It was submitted by just four Kentuckians.

“These people who signed this petition have tried to create terror for me and my family before," the Democratic governor said at a news conference. "And when that hasn’t worked, I guess they’re trying something new.

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