Tag: House Speaker Todd Richardson

General Assembly leadership calls for resignation, Senate wishes to begin impeachment

Greitens says he will not resign, court will prove his innocence JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The leadership of both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly has called for the embattled-governor to take responsibility for his actions and to step down from his position. The Senate President Pro Tem took it one step further calling for impeachment proceedings to begin. Following the news that the state’s Attorney General has evidence to support another felony charge against […]

House committee to extend its investigation, Legislature will seek special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The work of the Missouri House committee tasked with investigating Gov. Eric Greitens is far from finished, it seems. In a press conference held Wednesday evening, just an hour after releasing the committee report, House Speaker Todd Richardson said that the committee would expand its investigation before making any recommendations about whether to pursue the impeachment of the embattled Republican governor. “To that end, the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight voted […]

Richardson fields questions about investigative committee and transparency, asks for patience

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s only been two days since the first official meeting of the House Special Investigative Committee, but questions about the procedures the committee will be using, particularly in the matter of whether the probe is conducted in an open-door fashion, continue being raised. A flurry of comments have appeared on social media following the organization meeting on Tuesday, with news that the first hearing would be a closed session held at […]

House moves forward with Greitens investigation, Barnes to lead committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House is moving forward with their investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens following his indictment by a grand jury last week. In a joint statement issued Thursday evening, House Speaker Todd Richardson, Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo stated: “We will carefully examine the facts contained in the indictment and answer the question as to whether or not the governor can lead our state while a […]

RELEASE: Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ felony indictment, Sen. Nasheed calls on House Speaker Richardson to begin impeachment process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) today called on House Speaker Todd Richardson to begin the impeachment proceedings of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens following Greitens’ indictment for felony invasion of privacy. “Gov. Greitens has to go,” Sen. Nasheed said. “Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal. I am calling on the Honorable Speaker of the House Todd Richardson to […]

Republicans handed first special election defeat amid Greitens scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In an interview with the Morning Consult last week, Governor Eric Greitens wouldn’t say if he thought the Missouri Republican Party could hold all four seats in Tuesday’s special elections, saying “That’s up to the voters. … What I can tell you is Republican policies are working.” The voters, it seems, may see things a little differently, as Republicans failed to hold all four seats as their Democratic counterparts came up […]

David Wasinger to announce his run for state auditor

One more name has been added to the state’s auditor position. On Thursday, KMOX broke the news that St. Louis attorney David Wasinger would announce his run to seek the Republican nomination for the state auditor position. Wasinger, originally from Hannibal, is a certified public accountant and has had previously been rumored to show interest in running for U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Claire McCaskill. The American Lawyer magazine recognized Wasinger as National Litigator […]