[UPDATE] The resolution had around 30 signatures and things were moving forward. Apparently, the sponsor agreed hold off until legislators meet with Gov. Perdue in the morning to further discuss options.
The basis of the Articles of Impeachment are that Baker has violated Article V, Section 3, Paragraph IV of the state Constitution and OCGA §45-15-35, both of which direct the Attorney General to take on matters of the state in court at the direction of the Governor.
Impeachment of a public official would take a simple majority in the House, but a 2/3 majority in the Senate.
[UPDATE – 9:34] Previous update has been edited for clarification.
Earlier in the day, you may have heard that Attorney General Thurbert Baker, a Democrat and candidate for Governor, politely told Gov. Sonny Perdue that he would not join 14 other states in challenging federal mandates in ObamaCare.
Many states are concerned over how expansion of Medicaid would impact their budgets and an individual mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance.
Frustrated by the failure to get a constitutional amendment passed in either chamber (SR 794 and HR 1086) allowing Georgians to opt-out and an attorney general not willing to pursue legal action, Legislative leaders begin looking for other options.
How far this actually goes, I don’t know, but there is a movement inside the House to suspend the rules and introduce Articles of Impeachment against Baker for failing to uphold his oath of office.