People under oath testified about what Eric Greitens did to a woman. It was awful. But he won't resign as Governor of Missouri. Greitens is also accused of a host of other matters and his defense now seems to be that the Missouri legislature cannot impeach him unless he is found guilty of crimes by a court of law.
That's actually not true and it is an abdication of responsibility of Missouri's legislature, which has the power to impeach a governor for moral turpitude. To suggest the courts must get involved is to abdicate the Article I impeachment power to another branch of government.
As Greitens is trying to claim the legislature cannot impeach him, the FBI has now stepped in to investigate him for possibly attempting to bribe members of the legislature to stop them from impeaching him.
Two state Republican lawmakers told CNN they were contacted and interviewed in recent weeks by FBI agents, who asked whether they were aware of any threats and bribes made on behalf of the governor regarding an impeachment vote.
One of the lawmakers, who met with an agent in Jefferson City, said they told the FBI they were not directly aware of any such incidents. The second lawmaker declined to discuss their responses to FBI questioning.
The second lawmaker also said the FBI's questioning suggested investigators' interest is not limited solely to possible threats and bribes, although that was one focus.
Eric Greitens is facing felony charges relating to misuse of a charitable donor list. Then there's the woman who claims Greitens tied her up. The Missouri Republicans risk losing the Senate seat there because of Greitens' taint. They risk losing their majority. But more importantly, they risk losing any moral credibility they have left. Greitens must go.