In a historic decision, the Missouri House formally launched an investigation Monday that could lead to the impeachment and ouster of Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL.
House Speaker Todd Richardson named seven members to a special committee that will lead the unprecedented probe of a Missouri chief executive. The hastily formed panel will be chaired by GOP state Rep. Jay Barnes of Jefferson City.
“We have worked over the weekend and through today to formulate that committee. I’ve asked the committee to begin its work this week,” Richardson said.
The action by Richardson came just days after Greitens was charged by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner with felony invasion-of-privacy, stemming from an extramarital affair in 2015 to which he has admitted.