Missouri Governor Resigns Amid Sexual and Political Scandals
Elected less than two years ago, Gov. Eric Greitens announced that he’ll resign over a number of scandals he says have put “an incredible amount of strain” on his family. Once a rising star of the Republican Party, Greitens has been under investigation for months, dogged by threats of impeachment. He’s been charged with two felonies for allegedly using a charity’s donor list for political purposes, and is facing claims of coercing a woman into sex by threatening to share a naked photo of her. Lt. Gov. Mike Parson will take over Friday.