JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - A group of Missouri State Senators has called for an investigation of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens for alleged illegal and unethical conduct during his campaign.
Six senators, Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff), Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City), Ryan Silvey (R-Kansas City), Scott Sifton (D-Affton), Bob Dixon (R-Springfield), and Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph), co-sponsored legislation that would establish a non-partisan Senate committee to investigate.
The committee would look into Greiten's role in any illegal activity by his campaign along with "the potential illegal and ongoing coordination between the Governor's campaign, official office, and A New Missouri."
"A New Missouri" is a newly formed nonprofit political organization that can accept unlimited donations without having to disclose who is making the contributions, according to the Associated Press.
Senator Holsman wrote in a news release:
In April, the governor admitted that his campaign violated Missouri Ethics law and signed an order from the Missouri Ethics Commission detailing it.
A spokesperson with the Governor's Office responded to the investigation with the following statement:
"Missouri voters deserve to know the role Gov. Greitens played in the illegal activity of his campaign, and how deep the corruption within the Governor's organization continues to go," said State Senator Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City). "We must protect the integrity of Missouri's highest office and I am pleased to join my Republican colleagues in calling for this investigation."