Woman at Center of Greitens Story Asks for Privacy; Greitens Asks Lawmakers for Forgiveness
The woman’s plea for privacy came as Greitens was contacting state lawmakers to apologize for the scandal, which has stalled action in the Legislature and upended Missouri’s political world.
Five Republican lawmakers told the Post-Dispatch that they received calls from the governor since the news of the affair broke Wednesday.
The phone calls underscore the lengths to which Greitens, a Republican, is going to preserve his political career. In the past, Greitens has derided members of the Legislature, at one point comparing them to third-graders and calling them into Jefferson City for two special sessions last summer, which he called “summer school.”
Now, he is seeking their support as well as trying to shore up support among his donors.