In case you missed it, Attorney General Josh Hawley is once again breaking from his campaign promises to clean up corruption in Jefferson City – as a bipartisan group of senators, including four Republicans and two Democrats, have called for a special investigatory committee into Governor Eric Greitens and allegations of violating campaign ethics laws.
The Kansas City Star reported that “experts in laws governing tax-exempt organizations” made clear that serious questions remain about how Eric Greitens received a donor list – which was already the subject of an ethics violation – from the non-profit charity he used to run. However, the Kansas City Star continues to add that Hawley ducked from the issue and declined to comment, despite his campaign promise to end corruption and the fact that the “state attorney general’s office enforces Missouri laws regarding charities.”
“For all his secrecy, if there’s one thing Governor Eric Greitens has actually opened up, it’s opportunities for Josh Hawley to follow through on his campaign promises to clean up corruption,” stated Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber. “But instead of living up to what he told Missourians he’d do – Josh Hawley is proving that he’s just another typical, self-serving politician.”