Lt. Gov. Parson: No official ‘is larger than the state of Missouri’

Apr 13, 2018

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, who would succeed to the state’s top job if the sex scandal embroiling Gov. Eric Greitens results in resignation or impeachment, said Friday night that leaders must have strong moral values and put the state ahead of their own interests.

Parson, who was elected in 2016 on the same ticket with Greitens, declined to be interviewed about the governor at the annual Boone County Republican Lincoln Day dinner. He has been generally silent as GOP and Democratic leaders in the legislature demand Greitens’ resignation. He broke that silence in his speech to the crowd of about 140 gathered at the Courtyard hotel.