State impeachment plan OK’d

House votes to allow future impeachment of governor

The Legislature would be able to impeach the governor under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the House on Wednesday.

The resolution passed the House 51-6 with support from both the Democratic majority and Republican minority. But Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, immediately reiterated her opposition to the legislation, virtually assuring its demise for 2017.

Oregon is the only state that does not have a mechanism to remove the governor or other statewide elected officials from office.

Source: State impeachment plan OK’d; House votes to allow future impeachment of governor