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West Virginia delegates unaware of impeachment discussion

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — At least three local lawmakers say they are unaware of any impeachment discussion in the House of Delegates of a sitting Supreme Court justice involved in a purchasing controversy.

Senate Resolution 44, which was on the agenda as unfinished business before the Senate on Monday, encourages the House to begin an investigation into potential impeachable offenses by Chief Justice Allen Loughry. The resolution urges the House “to act swiftly upon any credible evidence that Chief Justice Loughry committed an impeachable offense by beginning impeachment proceedings upon a finding of any credible evidence of maladministration, corruption, incompetency, gross immorality, neglect of duty, or any high crime or misdemeanor.” It was introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan.

Among the purchases was a $32,000 couch for Loughry’s office, among other expenditures.

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