April 11, 2018/Press Release

Hawley Allows Corruption to Reign as Missouri Ethics Commission Languishes

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Yesterday, the Kansas City Star editorial board slammedGovernor Grietens for dragging his feet in appointing new members to the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC), which has lacked the quorum necessary to meet for nearly a month. As the editorial board noted, the Governor’s inaction conveniently prevents the commission from examining an ethics complaint against him. Attorney General Josh Hawley is also facing an ethics complaint before the commission. This may explain why Hawley — who campaigned on a promise to clean up corruption in Jefferson City — has remained silent as the MEC languishes.

“Hawley’s silence on this issue is deafening. Hawley is clearly the worst type of politician — one who cares more about protecting himself and his allies than cleaning up corruption in Jefferson City.”

Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren