Skip to comments.Articles of Impeachment filed against Nixon over action on same-sex tax filing
Posted on 02/06/2014 11:17:27 AM PST by Marie Antoinette
A state representative has filed articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon for his executive order telling the Revenue Department to accept joint tax returns filed by same-sex couples legally married in other states.
The articles have been filed by Parkville state representative Nick Marshall (R). He says Nixons action goes against Missouris Constitution, which voters in 2004 amended to say marriage in the state is defined as being between a man and a woman.
Marshalls filing has been signed by seven other representatives, all Republicans.
If the filing is allowed to move forward, Nixon would be tried by a commission of seven jurists elected by the Senate.
Another representative, Mike Moon of Ash Grove (R), has said he will seek to impeach Nixon for not acting quickly enough to set special election dates for vacant seats in the House and one in the Senate, but he has not made a filing yet.
Watch Missourinet.com for updates on this story.
Sure would be Nice to have him back !!!
Definitely a ‘double-take’ headline, that one.
Good! This lawlessness needs to be held accountable at every level.
I was ready to hang it up and take the flight home upon reading THAT one.
who writes headlines these days?
It's missouri.net. Most of us here had no problem knowing what Nixon it was referring to.
It’s about time someone had the guts to do this against a constitution breaking politician.
Now how about the Judges that have overruled their authority..?
He is Obama’s Mini-Me.
Who controls the state legislature? D or R?
Jay. Our esteemed governor.
Republicans control both houses, but I don't think the margin in the senate is large enough to convict.
Republicans have a veto-proof majority in the House. In the Senate, they are one vote shy of a veto-proof majorityand therein lies a tale. Gov. Nixon has refused to call an election for a vacant Senate seatvacant since Junein a safe Republican district.
24-R 10-D in the Senate. I would think that is enough.
Looks like team R has 2/3+ in both houses.
R, with a mostly veto proof majority.
I don’t think a governor can veto his own impeachment.
They should draft articles of impeachment for THAT one, as well.
Ping for info
Rep. Mike Moon paid his own expenses to attend the Convention of States meeting in Virginia in Dec. 2013.
like fer sure!
using a name like Nixon as eternally associated as it is with Dick Nixon in this day and age of instant international communications Id have thought at least one editor would have noted the possbility for miscommunication...
Uh! could we get pictures of that young blond hired based on cup size that you spoke of so that we may determine actual guilt or innocence?
THIS is far more impeachment worthy to me, but whatev. He vetoed the tax cuts declaring it might "hurt" education, while withholding millions of dollars that would go to... education? This guy has turned his sights to national office, methinks. Only true assholes act like this in order to get to the next level.
Nixon was moderately reasonable his first term. He is acting like he has nothing to lose now. Maybe he is sharpening his chops for a US Senate run.