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After release of report, a bipartisan call for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. (File photo) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. (File photo)

Reaction to the Missouri House’s investigation findings of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are pouring in from both sides of the aisle.

The front runners in the race for U.S. Senate in Missouri have called on Greitens to step down. 

The favorite for the GOP nomination, Attorney General Josh Hawley released the following statement:

The House Investigative Committee’s Report contains shocking, substantial, and corroborated evidence of wrongdoing by Governor Greitens. The conduct the Report details is certainly impeachable, in my judgment, and the House is well within its rights to proceed on that front. But the people of Missouri should not be put through that ordeal. Governor Greitens should resign immediately.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Greitens to step down:

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Democratic State Representative Peter Meredith weighed in on the findings 20 minutes before Greitens made his statement.

KMOV's Russell Kinsaul spoke with Democratic Rep. Deb Lavenear who said, “It’s a sad day for Missouri.” Rep. Lavender went on to say the report is graphic, woman is credible & the governor should resign.

House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City) called for the governor to resign: 

State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D-St. Louis) also called for Greitens to step down: 

Missouri State Senator Rob Schaaf (R - St. Joseph) tweeted a photo of a fork, alluding to a previous tweet he made about "sticking a fork" in Greitens' political career:

Democrat Doug Beck called on Greitens to resign:

Upon reviewing the report from the Special Committee on Oversight, I believe that out of respect for the people of Missouri and the well- being of his family, the Governor should resign immediately.  We are in the last five weeks of the legislative session and legislators’ time would be better spent on the work of the people instead of his endless scandal which has a cost to taxpayers in both time and money.  If the Governor does not resign immediately then the House of Representatives should take the appropriate steps to restore dignity to the Office of the Governor.

Democratic Sen. Jamliah Nasheed released the following statement also calling on Greitens to resign:

Today's report from the House Special Investigative Committee only strengthens my resolve to bring an end to the damage Governor Greitens has done to our state. Gov. Greitens has to go. He is not the victim in this case and his contention otherwise is not only a cheap attempt to switch the narrative, but also pathetic and offensive to the real victims. Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity and instead they got a man who compromised the integrity of the governor's office. 

Republican State Representative Steve Cookson of Poplar Bluff released a statement saying, "I would just say where, part of the place where I represent character is important and we'll find out if character is important and we'll find out if character is important to the rest of the state of Missouri."

Republican State Rep. Kevin Engler of Farmington said, "I've been disappointed with the governor on the whole thing I don't know if this changes the name of the game." 

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson released the following statement: 

With the recent events that have distracted our great state, I want to say with all sincerity that it is time to unite and put aside our differences. Over the course of several months, it has been a trying time for many people. My heart goes out to the families involved. However, all Missourians must continue to stay focused on the task at hand – moving Missouri forward. We owe it to ourselves and generations to come.

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