Reynolds Previously Refused to Return Money Raised With Accused Sexual Assaulter
Last week, a bombshell report from the Republican-controlled Missouri House revealed Missouri Governor, and Reynolds Campaign fundraiser, Eric Greitens sexually assaulted a woman in 2015 in addition to attempting to blackmail her. This prompted a major backlash from fellow Republicans, including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, who have called on Greitens to step down. However, Governor Kim Reynolds has yet to say anything on the subject.
Following Greitens’ indictment for sexual blackmail, Reynolds refused to call on him to resign or to return the money she raised at a campaign event he headlined for her. Will that change now that a graphic report indicates he repeatedly hit and sexually assaulted a woman in 2015?
“Governor Reynolds says she has zero tolerance for sexual harassment, yet has time and again failed to back those words up with action – from the sexual harassment scandal in the GOP-controlled Senate, to the actions of Bill Dix, to the first time this bizarre story came to light about Eric Greitens. Governor Reynolds must finally show that she will not tolerate this by calling on him to resign and returning the money from the event he headlined for her. Anything less shows Governor Reynolds is providing the same empty rhetoric that Iowans have come to expect from the Governor’s Office,” said Iowa Democratic Party Spokesperson Tess Seger.