South Dakota GOP Leader Under Investigation For Appearing To Be Drunk During COVID-19 Meeting
It was reported on Friday that a couple of South Dakota Republican lawmakers are now under investigation due to their conduct at a crucial coronavirus meeting this week.
According to the Rapid City Journal, South Dakota Republican, Brock Greenfield, is being investigated for his conduct during the meeting.
Also, South Dakota Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer (R) has been accused of being drunk at the meeting.
“Langer and Greenfield oversaw the Senate proceedings from a conference room in the Capitol as lawmakers convened through teleconference to decide on a series of emergency bills for the coronavirus outbreak,” the Journal reports. “As the Senate prepared to adjourn Tuesday morning, Sen. Phil Jensen, a Rapid City Republican, said he had heard Langer was intoxicated and had interrupted meetings in the House and Senate. He then attempted to move to create a disciplinary committee.”
Jensen says he noticed in a video feed of the meeting that both Langer and Greenfield’s speech was slurred.