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Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe calls for Governor’s resignation

The Missouri Senate majority leader has become the highest ranking member of the state Legislature to call for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign.

Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe in a Thursday statement said allegations in a recent House report show Greitens has lost the “moral authority and the ability to lead.” Kehoe and Greitens are both Republicans.

A House investigatory report released Wednesday includes testimony from a woman who said Greitens slapped, grabbed and shoved her during a 2015 extramarital affair they had before his election. She also said he threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about their relationship.

A special House panel launched the investigation of Greitens shortly after he was indicted in February on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the photo claim.

Greitens has said he’ll continue to serve and that allegations of violence or sexual assault are false.

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