Missouri lawmakers agree to special session to consider Greitens’ impeachment

Gov. Eric Greitens is in danger of becoming Missouri’s first governor to be impeached after the Missouri General Assembly on Thursday called a special session to consider disciplinary action against the Republican leader.

The special session will begin the evening of May 18, the last day of the legislature’s regular session.

A petition calling for the session was signed by 138 members of the House and 29 from the Senate — both more than the three-fourths required to call a special session.

During the session, lawmakers will consider findings and recommendations from the special House committee assembled to investigate Greitens. He faces charges of two unrelated felonies and has seen his political support in Jefferson City evaporate this year, his second in office.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio, Kansas City Star

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