SD Senate Majority Leader, President Pro Tem Accused Of Bad Behavior In Session


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate will investigate allegations that Majority Leader Kris Langer was drunk during Monday’s marathon final day of the 2020 session, conducted by conference call.

Another senator accuses Langer, a Dell Rapids Republican, of being intoxicated and interrupting committee meetings that night.

Senate President Pro Tem Brock Greenfield, a Republican from Clark, will also be under investigation for conduct during the session that stretched into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The committee investigating Langer and Greenfield will have 5 Republicans and 4 Democrats as it works toward a June 30 deadline to report its findings.