Breaking: Despite Impeachment, Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman Says She Won’t Resign

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Workman today issued the following statement following her impeachment by the House of Delegates on Monday:

“I was dismayed by the House of Delegates’ decision yesterday to pursue the mass impeachment of the entire West Virginia Supreme Court. I will miss my colleague and friend, Justice Robin Jean Davis, but respect the reasons she chose to retire.

“I am not resigning, either from the Court or from my position as Chief Justice. There is no basis for my impeachment, and I will continue to do the work, both administrative and judicial, that the people of West Virginia elected me to do.

“I want the citizens of our state to know that the Court will move forward. The cases set for the fall term, which opens September 5, will be heard and decided as scheduled.

“I look forward to putting all the facts before the Senate in the next phase of this process.”

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