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Missouri governor says affair won't deter him from work

Missouri governor says affair won't deter him from work

The attorney for the ex husband of the woman with whom Governor Eric Greitens had an affair is sending more audio recordings about that affair to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Eric Greitens to resign after he acknowledged he had an extramarital affair.

"I want to appeal to his sense of CHARACTER, and any regard he may have for the good folks of the State of Missouri, I'm calling for him to step down and resign as Governor of the State of Missouri so that the work on the many issues he has expressed concern for can resume without these distractions", Cookson said in a written statement.

State Democrats called on Greitens to resign shortly after news of the allegations broke, but on Tuesday, multiple Republicans joined in.

Greitens' spokesperson Parker Briden said in a statement provided to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the tour would be rescheduled.

"I find no pleasure in saying this, but I believe Gov. Greitens is no longer fit to hold Missouri's highest office", Haefner said.

The story of Governor Eric Greitens' infidelity doesn't seem to be going away.

State Rep. Marsha Haefner (R) also called for Greitens to resign, according to The Kansas City Star.

In a statement Tuesday, Gov. Greitens reiterated his admission to the affair, his call for forgiveness, and his intention to remain in office.

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The statement is directly attributed to Greitens, who has kept public appearances and comments to a minimum since St. Louis television station KMOV confirmed and broadcast a report that he cheated on his wife.

Greitens denies allegations that he blackmailed a woman to stay quiet.

Then and now, we are focused on moving forward.

The ex-husband claimed she was talking about herself and Greitens when she went to the Greitens' St. Louis home in March 2015. He declined to comment about the content of the recordings.

Watkins says it is concerning Luetkemeyer was doing "damage control" while on the state payroll, even as the governor himself has called the affair a private matter.

The governor's image has also been scrubbed from ads boosting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the reelection campaign of Gov. Bruce Rauner of neighboring IL, a fellow Republican.

"We have to work as a team to accomplish what citizens expect us to do, but our leader is now ineffective", Haefner continued. I assure you that this personal mistake will not deter us from the mission we were sent here to do. There is still much work to be done, and we are back to work for the people of Missouri.


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