Tag: affair

Barnes files resolution to launch House investigation of Gov. Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens can officially get underway, now that the House Resolution calling for the investigation has been filed. Rep. Jay Barnes was announced as the chairman of the newly-formed Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, and on Tuesday, he filed HR 5565, which authorizes the committee of seven state representatives to investigate the allegations against the Republican governor. The committee is comprised of Barnes and Reps. Jeanie Lauer, […]

Senators discuss impeachment on chamber floor, Richard says Senate ‘won’t get in the middle of an ongoing investigation’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Missouri Senate are sending a message to the state’s House of Representatives, and to Republican Governor Eric Greitens as well. What that message might be is open to interpretation, but it simply seems to be: “We want to see this dealt with.” Arriving on the Senate floor on Thursday morning, Sens. Gary Romine and Doug Libla began a conversational exchange on the floor concerning the recent allegations of […]

RELEASE: Cookson: Resign as Governor…so that the work can resume

From Rep. Steve Cookson: I want to thank Eric Greitens for his service to the nation and the State of Missouri, and specifically for appointing me to the Organ Donor Task Force. However, after the events of the last week, including the victim confirming that it was, in fact, her voice, on the tape that aired Wednesday night, I want to appeal to his sense of character, and any regard he may have for the […]

RELEASE: Butler: Governor is too distracted to lead

From Rep. Michael Butler, House Minority Caucus Chair: I’d like to first of all state how much respect I have for Reps. Conway and Haefner for courageously stepping forward and calling for the governor to resign. It has become clear to me that the Governor does not have the political support or the moral authority to continue to lead this state. This scandal is far too big of a distraction for him to effectively lead in this […]

Ed Martin calls for resignation of Greitens on radio show

Former Missouri GOP chairman Ed Martin called for the resignation of the Governor of Missouri on his radio show, “The Answer,” which broadcasts in the afternoons on 105.3 FM in St. Louis and online. Allegra Kirkland, a reporter at Talking Points Memo, tweeted: Former Missouri GOP chairman @eagleedmartin (’13-15) said on his radio show on 105.3 FM just now that Greitens has to step down. Former Missouri GOP chairman @eagleedmartin ('13-15) said on his radio show on […]

STL County Executive candidate and Greitens campaign donator, shuns governor after scandal

Mark Mantovani, one of the candidates primed to run for the St. Louis county executive position put out a statement Thursday regarding Governor Eric Greitens scandal. Mantovani, who is running as a Democrat, donated large sums to Gov. Greitens campaign in 2015 and 2016. Starting in June of 2015 through September of 2016, Mantovani and his wife, Patty, donated $20,241 to Greitens’ campaign, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission.  “The revelation of reported actions by Governor […]

How does the impeachment process work in Missouri?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amid allegations of infidelity and blackmail by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, whispers of a possible impeachment attempt have already begun circulating around the State Capitol. Some lawmakers have already issued calls for the Governor to resign from his office. Impeachment serves as the constitutional process in which the legislature might ensure that the other branches of government do not overstep or conduct themselves or their business in a corrupt fashion. The […]