Senators Talk Lieutenant Governor Vacancy Law

Mar 1, 2018

Missouri senators are considering changing how the lieutenant governor's replacement is chosen amid calls for Republican Gov. Eric Greitens to leave office, which would put Lt. Gov. Mike Parson in charge.

Senators on Wednesday debated a proposal to require the governor to call a special election to fill a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's office. No vote was taken.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ admission late Wednesday that he had an extramarital affair before he was governor bumped his second State of the State address out of the headlines. 

Just after the speech Wednesday evening, Greitens and his wife, Sheena Greitens, issued a statement saying “there was a time when he was unfaithful” in their marriage. The admission came as KMOV-TV prepared to air a report about the affair, featuring the man who said he was the ex-husband of the woman in question.