In a characteristically selfish and egotistical move, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is going to force the entire state to focus on his sexual proclivities and admitted adultery rather than allow government progress on far more important political issues.
And so, we'd like to share some of the better news links on the sordid topic of this ongoing scandal as a former Navy Seal drags Missouri through the mud.
Northeast Against The Guv
There are times in in a person's life when the honorable thing to do is to put aside your personal ambition, and direct your attention to your family. Our Governor is in a position to do that now, but he hasn't.
MISSOURI GOP REAL TALK!!!
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, who would succeed to the state's top job if the sex scandal embroiling Gov. Eric Greitens results in resignation or impeachment, said Friday night that leaders must have strong moral values and put the state ahead of their own interests.Parson, who was elected in 2016 on the same ticket with Greitens, declined to be interviewed about the governor at the annual Boone County Republican Lincoln Day dinner.
Think Piece On Stubborn Guv
Despite blustery attacks (complete with allegations of "fake news" and "witch hunts") on his many tormenters, which are highly reminiscent of the tactics of the current president of the United States, Missouri governor Eric Greitens's political troubles seem to be deepening.
Show-Me The Inevitable Countown
The man at the top is in trouble. The attorney general, a member of his own party, won't defend him. There's talk of impeachment. Republican legislators are restive and fear that he's putting their electoral chances at risk. The exec himself remains defiant, insisting he's the subject of political witch hunts and fake news.
Fact Checking The Right-Wing
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to go to trial in May on a felony indictment of invasion of privacy related to an allegation that he took a photo of a woman who was partially nude without her consent.
Show-Me Impeachment Process
(From Rep. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee's Summit) As many of you may know, our governor has been under investigation for allegedly taking a nonconsensual photograph of a woman with whom he engaged in an extramarital affair, prior to being elected governor. As a result, the governor is facing a felony invasion of privacy charge.
Legalese Last Stand
Attorneys for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens claimed Thursday that the prosecutor in his felony invasion-of-privacy trial concealed evidence until after the release of a legislative committee report that led to calls for the Republican to step down. In a statement, Greitens claimed St.
Paper Of Record Roundup
In February, prosecutors charged Mr. Greitens with invasion of privacy, a felony in Missouri, in connection with the photograph. The woman, who worked as a hairdresser and had cut Mr. Greitens's hair, has not been publicly identified and has told officials that she did not wish to share her story with law enforcement or the public; she has repeatedly turned down requests for interviews.
Show-Me Democratic Party Stand
CLOSE JEFFERSON CITY - Though Missouri's elected Democrats are few, there are enough of them to block Republican leaders' plans for a special session regarding discipline for Gov. Eric Greitens. House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, said Friday that her caucus will not support the special session planned by Republican leaders.
Nationwide Scandal Perspective
T he biggest threat facing Gov. Eric Greitens right now might not be Missouri legislators pondering impeachment, or even a St. Louis prosecutor pressing a felony case. His biggest threat might be the era in which we live.
Argument Against Missouri Guv Greitens Now Bigger Than Court Case
Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says his upcoming criminal trial will prove his innocence of an invasion of privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair and allow him to move past the scandal. Experts say that's far from certain, especially after new and even more troubling allegations emerged this week.
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