COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Democrats filed articles of impeachment Tuesday against scandal-scarred Attorney General Marc Dann, a fellow Democrat who could become the first official impeached and convicted in Ohio in two centuries.

Lawmakers from both parties said later Tuesday that Dann had offered to resign if an investigation by the state inspector general into his scandal-plagued office was delayed. Legislative leaders refused the offer.

Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, expressed support for impeachment and is expected to sign the legislation allowing an investigation by the inspector general, who currently can only investigate offices of the governor.