Tag: scandal

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 […]

How We Got Here: An anthology of controversies and conflict between the Governor and General Assembly

In light of the scandal gripping state government, a lot has been made of the relationship between the Governor and the General Assembly. We decided to pull together some of the relevant dates regarding recent scandals in state politics and Eric Greitens’ rocket-like climb to the highest office in the state. Governor Eric Greitens February 21, 2015 Eric Greitens attends the Missouri Republican Party Lincoln Days event in Kansas City and states his intentions to […]

RELEASE: Statement from State Senator Jill Schupp

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The following is a statement from State Senator Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur). “The allegations made against Missouri’s governor are deeply, deeply troubling. My thoughts and prayers are with the First Lady and their two young children as they work through this private matter. But private issues aside, the accusations made against the governor must be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated in order to restore the public’s trust to our state’s highest office. […]

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 […]