Governor Greitens postpones visit to Macon amid scandal
MACON, Mo. —
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has postponed an upcoming visit to northeast Missouri.
He was scheduled to stop in Macon on Friday.
The postponement of the visit comes after allegations that then-candidate Greitens blackmailed a woman with a nude photo of her.
On Wednesday, Greitens and his wife released a statement acknowledging he had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015. However, Greitens has denied he took a nude photo of the woman while she was tied up in a compromising position in his basement, and that he threatened to release it if she spoke of the incident.
Before the news of the scandal broke, Greitens had announced plans to launch a statewide tour visiting seven communities over four days.
Parker Briden, Press Secretary for Governor Greitens told KTVO those visits will now be rescheduled.
He says Greitens is still committed to rolling out a tax cut plan he says will cut taxes for working families, and is expected to lay out his plans for tax reform this week.
The visit in Macon would have allowed area residents to learn more about the tax plan.
The governor's office has not set a timeline for when the visit will be rescheduled.