MO Rep. Corlew thinks Greitens should step down

Posted at 8:04 PM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 21:04:35-04

KANSAS CITY Mo. — Missouri State Rep. Kevin Corlew is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens resignation and promising to push for impeachment if the governor doesn't step down.

Corlew is one of a growing number of Republican state lawmakers who want Greitens out of office.

"I do think the governor should resign. I think that would be in the best interest of our state and our legislature agenda," said Corlew.

Even the governor's friend and political ally, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley jumped ship and is now with those legislators calling for Greitens to resign or be impeached.

"It was a big step and it showed that the attorney general like us are putting the people of Missouri over politics and putting party issues aside and moving ahead with what's right and what's wrong. More importantly, than what's good for the party," Corlew added.

Greitens maintains that the accusations against him are false. Still in Jefferson City, on the floor of the Missouri Senate, some Democrats debated the idea of stopping all votes, to keep bills from getting to the Governor's desk.

But the governor's defense team is making some accusations of their own — accusing the St. Louis County Prosecutor leading the charge against him of misconduct for withholding a videotape of an interview with the governor's former mistress.

Prosecutors initially told the Greitens' defense team that the tape had an audio problem and was being repaired, but last night suddenly found the videotape and gave a copy to the defense team.

"Facts that have been set forth in the investigative report do not show consensual. They show a pattern of sexual abuse and physical abuse that is very troubling and very disturbing," Corlew explained.

Corlew does not believe that the governor's character is befitting the state's top public office.