Missouri House Republicans Trying To Impeach Their Democratic Governor
Republicans in the Missouri House are holding hearings Wednesday on three proposed articles of impeachment against Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
One legislator has lodged a complaint over Nixon’s executive order last year that directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples who were legally married in other states.
But that’s just one of the nit-picky sure-to-fail articles against Nixon.
Another legislator said Nixon hadn’t moved fast enough to call special elections in three state House districts and a Senate district left vacant by resignations. State law directs the governor to call elections “without delay”; state Rep. Mike Moon’s (R) legislation accuses Nixon of breaking that law.
And a third legislator says Nixon deserves the boot for insufficiently punishing officials at the state Department of Public Safety for releasing a database of Missourians with permits to carry concealed weapons.
It’s another Republican waste of time and taxpayer dollars.