Today, Navy SEAL and conservative outsider candidate for Governor Eric Greitens spoke out against career politicians at the state capitol for gutting an ethics bill that would implement a cooling off period before legislators could become lobbyists. The House previously passed the bill under the leadership of Speaker Richardson, who has made ethics reform a top priority this session.
Greitens released the following statement:
“Our government is broken. Gutting the ethics bill is just another example of how out of touch the political insiders and politicians in Jefferson City are. I’ve said from day one that we need strong ethics legislation to clean up our government. Turning around Missouri begins by restoring the people's trust in government, not by padding politicians pockets and claiming corruption doesn’t exist. Voting against common sense ethics legislation misses taking a step in the right direction and, sadly, represents the worst in our government. It is worth mentioning that twelve Republican senators did the right thing and voted in favor of the cooling off period. I commend them for their leadership.”