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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announces U.S. Senate bid

A former Missouri governor who resigned three years ago announced Monday on national television that he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Current U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R) will not seek re-election next year, which will leave the seat open for the 2022 election cycle. Republican Eric Greitens was elected as Missouri’s governor in […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

(Missouri Independent) – Roy Blunt’s decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate will have cascading effects across Missouri’s political universe.  The state has no shortage of ambitious Republican officials, each of whom can make a legitimate claim at being the strongest candidate.  So will the 2022 GOP primary turn into a […]

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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Missouri Senator releases short statement on vote to acquit former President Trump

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today after voting against the conviction of former President Donald Trump: “I said before this trial started that I believe the constitutional purpose for presidential impeachment is to remove a president from office, not to punish a person after they have left office. None of the […]

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Audio: Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial begins today

The second impeachment trial of now-former president Donald Trump begins today in Washington.— in the U-S Senate. The Democratic majority in the House argues that Trump incited the violence and the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. The former president’s lawyers argue that the trial itself is unconstitutional. Political Science associate professor Kevin […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Audio: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says impeaching Trump would be unconstitutional

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt asserts the effort to impeach former President Donald Trump is unconstitutional. Blunt was one of the 45 Republican senators who voted for a measure declaring the House effort to impeach Trump fell outside of its constitutional powers.     Five Republicans joined the 50 Democrats in the US Senate to […]

Impeachment

Audio: Former Missouri GOP Congressman signs onto letter calling for Trump to be impeached

At least 24 former Republican Congressional members, including one from Missouri, have signed onto a letter for the second time supporting the impeachment of President Trump.     In the letter, former Missouri Congressman Tom Coleman and the other Republicans say there is no excuse for nor defense of a President to actively orchestrate an […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Hawley says Democrats have threatened to ‘burn down the Constitution’ on SCOTUS confirmation

Democrats in Washington have ripped Republicans for forging ahead with the confirmation of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice after Friday’s death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, says if Republicans do not move forward, they will have a hard time explaining the decision to voters. During an appearance, Monday on […]

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Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

Impeachment

Audio: Missouri’s delegation votes along party lines on Trump impeachment rules

Missouri’s delegation voted today along party lines in passing a resolution that lays out the process for the public phase in the impeachment investigation of President Trump. No Republicans voted in favor of the measure and two Democrats, one from Minnesota and one from New Jersey, opposed the resolution. The measure passed 232 to 196. […]

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Audio: Missouri Senate passes proposed constitutional amendment making it tougher to impeach a Missouri governor

The state Senate has passed a bill that would make it tougher to impeach a sitting Missouri governor. The proposed change would let the Senate lead impeachment trials, instead of the House and a panel of judges. Bill sponsor, Lamar Republican Ed Emery, has been working on the proposal for several years and says allegations […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Criticism of Greitens’ use of private lawyers in governor’s office continues to grow

Criticism of former Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ use of private attorneys in his defense against possible impeachment continues to grow.     The chairman of a special House committee that was investigating Greitens addressed a letter to the Office of Administration requesting it refuse payment to the attorneys. Republican Representative Jay Barnes of Jefferson City […]

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Ex husband’s attorney gets heated in appearance before House committee

(MissouriNet) – A special House committee has heard testimony from an attorney involved in allegations that have led to the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens. Al Watkins represents the ex-husband of the woman who’s accused Greitens of sexual coercion and physical abuse. During a heated exchange, Watkins passionately defended the ex-husband, saying he held […]

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AG Hawley, Auditor Galloway in fight with Greitens over use of private attorneys

A battle over Governor Eric Greitens use of private attorneys to represent his office for possible impeachment proceedings has developed.     Attorney General Josh Hawley addressed a letter to state Auditor Nicole Galloway Friday stating that the Office of Governor lacks authority to retain private impeachment counsel. He also said the attorneys claiming to […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Is impeachment a done deal for Greitens? Not so fast!

The Missouri Legislature will enter an unprecedented phase on Friday evening – a special session to consider if impeachment proceedings should be launched against Governor Greitens. Mizzou political scientist Peverill Squire tells Missourinet he does not think impeachment would necessarily be a done deal.     If a special committee investigating the governor chooses to […]

Missouri House of Representatives

Audio: Senator calls on Missouri House speaker to begin impeachment process of Greitens

State Senator Jamilah Nasheed wants House Speaker Todd Richardson of Poplar Bluff to immediately begin impeachment proceedings of fellow Republican Governor Greitens. Nasheed, a St. Louis Democrat, tells Missourinet her call is in response to a St. Louis City grand jury indicting Greitens for a felony invasion of privacy charge.     A statement from […]