Infighting dominates Missouri Republican senators, statewide offices held by GOP

(The Center Square) – Republicans criticized fellow Missouri GOP members throughout Jefferson City on Tuesday.

The day started with Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, a candidate for his party’s nomination for governor, saying Republican Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick’s report on his office contains “inaccurate, false allegations.”

Hours later, Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, acted against the following Republican members of the Freedom Caucus:

Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, removed from chairmanship of the Select Committee on the Protection of Missouri Assets from Foreign Adversaries and the vice chairmanships of the Committee on Education and Workforce Development and the Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Pensions; Sen Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, and a candidate for his party’s nomination for governor, removed from chairmanship of the Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Pensions; Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and a candidate for secretary of state, removed as chairman of the Committee on Economic Development
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