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Missouri senators seek presidential request for governor's resignation

Missouri Senator Rob Schaaf has requested President Donald Trump to join the chorus of lawmakers asking Governor Eric Greitens to step down. (Missouri Senate)

Missouri Senator Rob Schaaf has requested President Donald Trump to join the chorus of lawmakers asking Governor Eric Greitens to step down.

A day after the House investigative committee released their findings regarding the allegations against the governor, Sen. Schaaf wrote a letter addressed to the White House.

The Republican senator from St. Joseph calls the controversy surrounding the Show-Me State's governor a "crisis."

In the letter, Schaaf highlights Gov. Greitens' Navy SEAL experience stating his training has taught him to never surrender. Schaaf continues the metaphor writing the governor's training also taught him to obey his Commander-In-Chief.

"While he has it wired into his personality never to shy from battle, he may listen to you," Schaaf writes.

"The one person who might be able to get this soldier to stand down."

The senator continues to explain he believes Greitens will not resign even if every state legislature calls for his resignation.

Schaaf adds if the president were to get involved, it may "save Missouri from months of pain and shame dealing with all this," asking President Trump to give this request serious consideration.

Joining Schaaf's signatures in the letter are Republican senators Doug Libla of Poplar Bluff and Gary Romine representing Farmington.

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