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Greitens Has Resigned. What Does That Mean For Missouri?

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Rep. Gail McCann Beatty is one of Missouri's lawmakers who called for Gov. Greitens to resign and would have supported impeachment.

 

What caused Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to resign now and reactions from area Republicans and Democrats

What started as a political career with presidential ambition, will come to an end less than two years after it began. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced yesterday he will resign effective at 5 p.m. Friday, May 30. We spoke with journalists on how the governor got to this place, what it means, and what Missourians can expect to happen next. Local representatives of both parties gave us their thoughts on the governor's decision and their hopes for the state's political future.

As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.