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Mon Apr 1, 2019, 06:36 PM

After Greitens, Missouri Senate votes to limit impeachment

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators on Thursday passed legislation to make it harder to impeach top officials, less than a year after former Gov. Eric Greitens resigned in the face of potential impeachment.

The proposal, sent to the House on a 25-8 vote, would limit criteria for impeachment to “corruption and crime in office.”

Republican Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden on Thursday said nothing in the legislation “would have changed the process and how it played out with Gov. Greitens,” adding that Greitens resigned before a House investigatory committee could vote on impeaching him.

But if the proposed constitutional amendment had been in place last year, it would have stopped House members from weighing whether to impeach Greitens over allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations that occurred before he assumed the governorship in January 2017.

https://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20190328/after-greitens-missouri-senate-votes-to-limit-impeachment

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 06:52 PM

1. Don't the citizens of Missouri have a say in this?

It should be on the ballot and not allowing politicians vote to protect themselves.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 06:58 PM

2. The Esteemed Members of The Missouri Legislature

at least the GOP Members have on more than one occasion taken it upon themselves to "correct the mistakes" of we the great unwashed by using their superior knowledge of what is best for us.

The have overridden a minimum wage hike in St. Louis and currently are working to reverse the effects of ethics reforms that were on the ballot last fall along with hoping to overturn the vote on Right To Work which was overturning their passage of the same in the Legislature.

Thank Goodness They Are So Enlightened.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 07:23 PM

3. Republican-Controlled Legislatures Excel at Terminating Citizens' Rights

They truly don’t believe in democracy, as their legislative efforts continually show.

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Response to dlk (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 07:52 PM

4. That sums it up

rather well.

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