ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The governor of Missouri is speaking with select members of the media for the first time since admitting to having an extramarital affair prior to his run for office.

Saturday afternoon by phone, Republican Gov. Eric Greitens told KMOX’s Mark Reardon he is not resigning, despite being asked to by some state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

“There’s a lot of falsehoods that have been reported. There is no blackmail. There was no violence. The mistake that I made is that I was engaged in a consensual relationship with a woman who is not my wife. It is a mistake for which I am deeply sorry,” he said.

Greitens said there were no other affairs with other women, and he’s ready to move forward for the people of Missouri.

“I made a mistake with one woman years ago, and Sheena (his wife) and I dealt with it privately. All of the other falsehoods and rumors that people are spreading are just that — they’re false. I made a mistake. I’m deeply sorry for it, and Sheena and I are strong; we’re moving on. We’ve got a strong team; we’re moving on,” he said. “All of your listeners should rest easy, sleep easy, knowing that we are here and we’re going to continue to work on behalf of kids in foster care, law enforcement officers, our veterans, and people who are out struggling and working. We’re here working for them.”

To hear the entire interview with Greitens, tune in to the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX, Monday at 2 p.m.

Comments (4)
  1. darkstarry1 says:

    Sorry, Gov., but you work for us and it’s not your call to say whether or not you’re resigning. It’s ours.You can remain our governor under some conditions. 1. Education/therapy to understand why it’s blackmail to threaten your mistress with her naked pics. Not a joke. Not funny. If you don’t know that, you need education. 2. Community service. 3. Donations to women’s charities. 4. Make a few speeches to other men and young men explaining what you did and why it was wrong.

    Otherwise, get another job. We have higher standards for our Gov.

    That simple Now we’re moving on and making things better. See how that works? Good!

  2. darkstarry1 says:

    Also, learn how to make a real apology–not glossing over your inappropriate and unacceptable behavior. Not saying I made a mistake with one woman. why the handcuffs and blindfold? Would you like a guy to do that to your daughter? Not right. Definitely needs work but if you’re sincere, we’ll encourage and help you to do it. If you refuse, then you’re not sincere and not good enough for our gov. Simple.

  3. darkstarry1 says:

    Also, we assumed you were “working on behalf of kids in foster care, law enforcement officers, our veterans, and people who are out struggling and working.” that’s not the issue. It’s your attitude toward women and what a bad example it is for our sons and daughters that worries us. But you can make that right by doing the work outlined above. Then we can rest easy (as can you) and we can ALL move on, ok? Easy peasy!

  4. It’s the passive voice! Every time he was asked a “Did you?” question, the answer came back in passive voice “There was no camera.” Not “I didn’t take a picture. Sure sign of lawyer talk to help if something happen changes down the road.

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