Gov. Eric Greitens was unflinching Thursday in the face of an impending special session to consider his impeachment.
In his first appearance since a felony invasion of privacy charge against him was dropped, the Republican governor drew on his experiences enduring “spiritual pain” in Navy SEAL training as he vowed not to back down despite criminal charges against him and bipartisan calls for his resignation.
Greitens has been working to rally the support of sympathetic Republican lawmakers, meeting with more than two dozen over breakfast Wednesday.
Special session schedule
Both the House and Senate are scheduled to convene the special session Friday evening, but some lawmakers have said to expect a quiet start to the proceedings.
Both the House and Senate are expected to approve procedural items Friday night. The House could spend time addressing the mission of the committee established to investigate Greitens. It may also form a separate committee.