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House Republicans aim to remove Governor Nixon.

Date: April 23, 2014
By: John Zupon
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
With three weeks left in session, one representative accused Governor Jay Nixon of not upholding the law of Missouri.
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Wrap: Republican Representative Nick Marshall from Parkville testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee that because Governor Nixon allowed same sex couples to file joint tax returns he was not doing his duty.

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Description: It’s clear, Missouri’s Constitution says we shall not recognize marriage between other than a man and a woman and the governor has done the exact opposite.

All of this might be wasted effort if Republican Representative Stanley Cox from Sedalia does not allow the committee members to vote on the issue.

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Description: I will be discussing with my committee whether or not they want to vote on the resolution.

The vote could be as early as next week to put it in front of the rest of the House.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm John Zupon.

Intro: 
With only three weeks left in the session, lawmakers are pushing a house committee to let them vote on three different resolutions for impeachment on Governor Jay Nixon.
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Wrap: Republican Representative Nick Marshall from Parkville is one of these House Republicans that are calling for Governor Nixon's removal from office in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

He drafted a resolution because Missouri does not recognize same-sex marriage, and Nixon made an executive order allowing same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns.

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Description: My argument is that this is such a serious blatant violation of Missouri's Constitution and Missouri's law that the governor be removed from office.

The committee could vote as early as next week on whether to put one or all of these resolutions on the House floor.

For this to happen though Republican Representative Stanley Cox must allow the committee to vote.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm John Zupon.


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