Nixon is potentially facing three charges, all put forward by Republicans.
is for an executive order Nixon released in 2013 that directed state
officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples who are
married in other states. One charges that Nixon has been too slow in
calling special elections. The third says Nixon’s punishment for state
officials who released a database of permits for residents in the state
who carry concealed weapons was too lenient.
administration has previously described the impeachment effort as a
“publicity stunt,” and observers say there’s little chance that any of
the articles of impeachment raised will actually make it to the floor
for a vote. Even if they were to somehow clear the House and the Senate,
however, Missouri law mandates that impeachment would have to be
approved by five of seven Senate-appointed judges.