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Legislation could be stalled in Jefferson City as lawmakers consider possible Greitens impeachment

Posted: 6:54 AM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-16 08:28:14-04
Reps consider possibility of impeaching Greitens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Legislation could be stalled this week as members of the Missouri House of Representatives focus on the possibility of impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens.

Over the weekend Gov. Greitens spoke at a Republican fundraiser. The Platte County GOP posted on social media that the governor received a standing ovation.

In Jefferson City, a standing ovation for Gov. Greitens may be harder to come by. 

"I don't think we should be sending the governor any more legislation and allowing him to have any influence over our legislators,” said Minority Leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty of Kansas City.

The political unrest in Missouri’s capital city comes after a bombshell report by a special house committee revealed graphic details from the woman Greitens had an affair with before becoming governor.

She said Greitens allegedly physically assaulted her and tried to blackmail her with a nude photo.

Gov. Greietns has denied these allegations on many occasions, and has said he wants his day in court.

After the special committee report was released, big names in the Republican Party, such as Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe and Attorney General Josh Hawley called for Greitens to resign.

Some have said lawmakers should hold their judgment until the criminal case in May is over.

"It's important that a judge and jury make the decision that's best for the public,” said Tom Hustler, an attendee of the weekend GOP fundraiser.