Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he will resign


By Sean Sullivan,

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in scandals that have attracted national attention, announced Tuesday that he will resign.

“Today I am announcing that I will resign as governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1st at 5 p.m.” said Greitens, a Republican.

He has faced allegations that he initiated unwanted sexual contact with a woman who worked as his hairdresser and improperly used a charity donor list.

Greitens struck a defiant tone in making the announcement, saying, “I am not perfect, but I have not broken any laws.” He did not take questions after delivering brief remarks.

Greitens was once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party who might one day run for national office. He was elected in 2016 as an outsider with sterling credentials: he is a former Navy SEAL who once worked with Mother Teresa.

Under state law, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson will take over as governor.

Read more at PowerPost