(JEFFERSON, CITY, Mo.) Leaders of the Missouri House GOP announced today that they have formed a committee with the task of looking into the allegations against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.
The committee will be led by Missouri Representative Jay Barnes.
"This committee's task is going to be to investigate facts," Barnes said. "We're going to do so in a way that is fair, thorough and timely and we're going to do it without any preordained results. Which means we are going to be asking questions of witnesses on both sides and hope to have a process with full involvement from everyone involved in this matter."
The formation of the committee was brought on after a felony indictment was issued for Greitens last Thursday.
In a statement last week, Greitens said. "As I have said before, I made a personal mistake before I was Governor. I did not commit a crime," Greitens added. "With today's disappointing and misguided political decision, my confidence in our prosecutorial system is shaken, but not broken. I know this will be righted soon. The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points. I look forward to the legal remedies to reverse this action. This will not for a moment deter me from doing the important work of the great people of Missouri."
Several lawmakers are concerned that this case is causing a major distraction for the workflow in the state legislature as well as the Governor's responsibilities.
Around a dozen members of the Missouri House are calling on the governor to resign after he allegedly took a nude photograph of a woman he had an affair with in 2015.