Transcript for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces resignation
Today. Am announcing that our resign. As governor of Missouri. Effective Friday June 1 and 5 PM. I came to office to fight for the people. Of Missouri. The fight for the forgotten. I love Missouri. And I love our people. That love remains. I am thankful. To all those who have worked beside me. Sweated beside me. Those who gave their time their energy and their precious resources. To that we could pursue our mission. Taking Missouri in a new and better direction. We have accomplished a lot to get. I am proud of you. And I am proud. Of all of our work. The last few months. Amid incredibly difficult. For me. Or my family. For my team. For my friends. And for many many people that I laugh. This ordeal has been designed. To cause an incredible amount of strain. On my family. Millions of dollars of mounting legal bills. Analysts' personal attacks. Designed. To cause maximum damage. To family. And friends. Legal harassment of colleagues. Friends and campaign workers. And it's clear that for the forces that oppose us. There is no end in sight. I cannot allow. Those forces. To continue to cause pain. And difficulty. To the people that I love. I know. And people of good faith now. I am not perfect. But I have not broken any laws. We're committed any offense worthy. Of this treatment. How a let the fairness of this process. Be judged by history. He has been a great honor. And a privilege. To serve as your governor. Traveling the state. I have talked a many of you. Who harbor extraordinary anger. At this ordeal. And for those who have pushed and promoted it. For those who voted no to vengeance. Let us allow history. And god. To bring justice. We lost. As we have always done. Work to improve the lives of those around us. This. Is not the end of our fight. I will always. Be a fighter for the people of Missouri. A great deal of work is left on done. Time has come no. To tend. To those who have been wounded. In to care. For those who need us most. So for the moment. Let us walk off the battlefield with our heads held high. We have a good and proud story to tell our children. Let's love them. And each other. Every day. May god continue to bless you. And to blast the great state of Missouri. And.
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