State Sen. Ed Emery said Greitens called him Friday to apologize for the affair and ask for forgiveness. Emery said he was “amazed at the character” of both Greitens and his wife, Sheena, for working through the difficult situation.
“I made sure the governor knew that I understood the kind of pressure that men were under …. that I’ve prayed for him and will continue to pray for him,” Emery said.
Emery did not explain what special kind of pressure men are supposed to be under.
Greitens admitted to having an affair with his hairdresser in 2015, but has denied allegations that he blackmailed her and slapped her.