JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that would
make it harder to impeach and remove top officials, less than a year after the
governor resigned while facing potential impeachment.The proposed constitutional amendment would abolish the grounds for which
House members had been weighing whether to impeach former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.
It would limit the criteria to "corruption and crime in office." Had that been
in place last year, House members could not have pursued impeachment for
allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations that occurred
before Greitens took office in January 2017. Greitens resigned June 1st, before a
House investigatory committee could vote on impeachment.
The measure, which already has received initial Senate approval, needs another
vote to go to the House.
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