MO Republicans to look into Greitens allegations

February 22, 2018 - 6:35 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) -Missouri's Republican House leaders say they are forming a group of lawmakers to investigate Gov. Eric Greitens following his indictment on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge.

House Speaker Todd Richardson issued a statement Thursday with other House leaders saying they "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 felony case moves forward."

The House has the power to initiate impeachment proceedings against a governor.

A House investigation could be the first step in that, but the statement didn't specifically mention impeachment.

Richardson was joined in the statement by House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and Majority Leader Rob Vescovo.


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