Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who once aspired for national office, announced he will resign after months of swirling controversy surrounding an extramarital affair and subsequent investigations. Greitens said Tuesday afternoon from his office in Jefferson City that he will step down at 5 p.m. on Friday. The move elevates Lt. Gov. Mike Parson , a former Republican state lawmaker, to the governor’s office. "I came to office to fight for the people of Missouri, to fight for the forgotten," the outgoing governor said. "I love Missouri. And I love our people. That love remains."
Updated May 29, 2018 — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has resigned after coming under intense scrutiny for several reasons. He still faces a felony relating to fundraising for his gubernatorial campaign.