Professor Bowman Quoted on Missouri’s Impeachment Process

Professor Frank Bowman was quoted in an article recently published in The Kansas City Star focusing on a Missouri House of Representatives committee formed to investigate the allegations against Governor Eric Greitens, who was indicted last month for felony invasion of privacy. In the article, Professor Bowman says that the Missouri Constitution does not require that the governor be proved to have violated the law for legislators to remove him from office.

“The impeachment process is a self-protective mechanism to get someone who ought not be in office out of office,” Professor Bowman says. “They can impeach him and remove him regardless of whether a court has acted.”