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BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Resigns Amid Scandal

He was forced to resign

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During an evening press conference at the Missouri State Capital, Governor Eric Greitens announced that he is stepping down from his position effective Friday, June 1st at 5PM CST.

The up-and-coming political star came into the spotlight after first being elected the country’s second youngest governor at age 43 against a sea of more well-known opponents. But that fame quickly turned to infamy when he was indicted on charges of felony invasion of privacy earlier this year. The charges stemmed from an extra-marital affair where he allegedly took revealing pictures of the women he was having an affair with as blackmail.

Greitens claimed that the allegations against him were nothing more than a “political hit job.”

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As these more extreme allegations were hitting him, Greitens was also facing allegations of illegal coordination between the then-candidate Greitens, a non-profit he runs, and a political action committee supporting him. There are strict laws against coordination between political action committees and candidates, and if Greitens was found to have violated those laws, it would be grounds for impeachment.

Earlier in the day, before his announcement, a judge ordered Greitens to turn over documents related to his non-profit to be used in a case to impeach him.

Between these two attacks against Greitens, whether legitimate or not, it isn’t surprising that he would chose today to resign from his position as Governor.

Greitens seemed to have limitless possibilities, with an expected U.S. Senate campaign at some point, and even a possible run at the Presidency. Today resulted in a major fall from grace for a potential national political powerhouse.

 

 

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Democrat Congressmen Introduce Term Limits Legislation for SCOTUS Justices As Trump Prepares Nominee

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Three Democrat members of Congress are introducing legislation to institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, as President Trump prepares to nominate his third candidate for the court following the death of progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Democrats Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer are proposing legislation that would limit SCOTUS justice to a maximum term of eighteen years on the court.

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Khanna has proposed an idea that would allow Presidents to appoint two judges in each term. “Senior” members of the court would be required to basically retired for every new member of the court.

It’s pretty funny the Democrats are uniting behind these proposals the moment they appear primed to lose control of the Supreme Court for a generation. They weren’t complaining when Obama was trying to replace Antonin Scalia with progressive Merrick Garland, even going so far as claiming that the stealth liberal was entitled to the seat. Reports emerging Friday suggest that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a mostly conservative judge with a pro-life and immigration hawk judicial record.

The judicial branch of government is arguably the most flawed element of American governance, and it’s highly questionable how institutions such as the Supreme Court are able to appoint themselves a nearly unlimited amount of political power.

A better reform proposals would be to institute term limits for justices that only go into effect after the current members of the court vacate their seats. Anything else is simply a political power grab.

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