North Carolina legislative Republicans are taking aim once again at Democrats in the executive branch of state government.
Just hours after enacting a budget that slashes the budgets of Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, both Democrats, a key House committee signed off on a resolution to begin the impeachment process against Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
The vote was strictly party-line, with all 20 Republicans in attendance voting aye, and all 10 Democrats voting no.
"Impeachment is a process. The first step will be a formal investigation of the matter" by a House select committee, sponsor Rep.Chris Millis, R-Pender, said. Millis claimed he has "clear evidence of malfeasance" by Marshall involving "hundreds of unqualified aliens being illegally granted the public benefit of a notary commission."
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