04/16/18 - Missouri Mondays - Tell your State legislators to take a stand! Greitens must resign or be impeached!

April 15, 2018

 

 

CALL TO ACTION!

 

Tell your State legislators to take a stand!  Greitens must resign or be impeached!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this week’s Missouri Mondays, Indivisible MO asks that you write or call your State Senator and Representative and tell them to demand the Governor's immediate resignation and if he refuses begin impeachment!

 

On April 11, the Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight released its report on their investigation into allegations of the Governor’s misconduct.  According to the sworn testimony of subpoenaed witnesses before the committee, Governor Greitens committed non-consensual sexual acts and invaded a woman’s privacy by taking a nude photo of her without her consent while she was blindfolded and her hands were bound and then Greitens threatened to distribute the photo if she ever told anyone about their affair.  The woman’s testimony contained many other disturbing details including that Greitens struck her on some occasions. The committee of 5 Republicans and 2 Democrats found the woman to be a credible witness. Governor Greitens was also invited to testify under oath before the committee but has so far declined. This committee plans to release a second report soon regarding their investigation into possible misuse of Greitens’ charity donor list by his 2016 gubernatorial campaign in violation of Federal law.  The Governor’s trial begins in St. Louis in May for his grand jury indictment on first-degree felony invasion of privacy charges.

 

Indivisible MO demands Governor Greitens’ resignation because:  

 

  • Abusive behavior by any elected official should not be tolerated, and especially when it’s the Governor!  The allegations against Governor Greitens are shocking and disgraceful.  We should expect nothing less than good moral character, honesty, and integrity from all of our elected officials and especially from our Governor.  The people of Missouri should not have to accept a Governor who is under felony indictment for revenge porn blackmail threats and also under investigation for other alleged illegal activities.  Governor Greitens has brought shame and embarrassment both to the office of governor and to the great state of Missouri.

 

  • The Governor’s legal matters are distracting our elected officials from doing the job they were sent to Jefferson City to fulfill.  Our state faces many serious problems including our budget shortfall, funding for public education, repairing our roads and infrastructure, taking care of our seniors, and many other critical needs and there’s not much time left in the Session. Until the Governor resigns or is impeached, our legislators will be distracted from addressing these important issues facing our state.

 

  • Both Democrats and Republicans alike are calling for the Governor’s resignation. Legislators calling on Greitens to resign include: Kevin Kehoe (Senate Majority Leader), Gina Walsh (Senate Minority Leader), and Gail McCann Beatty (House Minority Floor Leader), Attorney General Josh Hawley, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, and Senator Claire McCaskill.  Even a top Greitens donor, David Humphreys, has also called for his resignation.

 

  • Greitens values his own constitutional protections over those of all Missourians.    The Governor asked to delay the release of the House committee’s report until after his day in court at his upcoming trial, yet would deny the right to a jury trial to other Missourians.  Last year Governor Greitens signed SB 43 into law, which made it easier for employers to discriminate against their employees and weakened Missouri’s human rights laws. This year another bill, SB 578, would give employers the right to force employees into secret arbitration, denying them the right to a jury trial and hiding discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace.  We deserve a leader who will fight for constitutional protections for all Missourians and not just for themselves when it’s convenient.

 

 

Sample Call Script:

“Hi, my name is __________, I'm a constituent from ___________, and I am calling to ask Representative/Senator ________to demand the governor’s resignation because _____________.”

 

 

References:

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article208375284.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-greitens-wants-his-day-in-court-but-seeks-to/article_882be829-b2a7-5591-a84c-b1fdeee7455e.html

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article208633839.html

https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article208677059.html

http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article208729834.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/eric-greitens-indictment-felony/554012/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/11/politics/eric-greitens-missouri-governor-report/index.html

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article208614359.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/us/eric-greitens-missouri-scandal.html

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article208621159.html

 

 

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