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Missouri Speaker Needs to Go

Missouri law makers should not be law breakers

Looks like it was going to be swept under the rug, until The Missouri Independent published an article yesterday (10/23/23) exposing the shenanigans of Missouri Speaker of the House, Dean Plocher.

I can’t say that I’m surprised.  Plocher has been quite a character while he’s been in the House.  I’m not sure why our reps elevated him to Speaker status in the first place.  Frankly, they need to take some of the heat themselves.   They voted him in, knowing his character.  

Well…that’s not entirely true.  He was tapped for the position while he was still Majority Floor Leader – a full year and a half before the official vote in January 2023 was taken.  By that time, the new freshmen representatives who got to vote and weren’t part of the tapping, were bullied into believing he was the only choice and they’d better go along to get along.  Which they always do.  

Lack of morals and near zero ethics

Plocher has been in hot water lately because the truth is coming out.  So far, in the last few weeks we’ve had two major issues arise and I have a feeling we’re not done yet.

1.  Plocher was pushing for an $800K purchase of software for the Mo House – which was wasteful and not necessary at all.  He had personal connections to the lobbyists pushing the buy.  That’s a No-No.  

He also apparently was threatening staff who were pushing back and trying to protect Missouri tax dollars.   I recorded a podcast about that about that a few weeks ago.

The end result is that his Chief of Staff got fired & the grapevine talk is that he was threatening other jobs as well.

He’s certainly not been a morale builder since he took his position as Speaker.  Just ask around and the legislative assistants will tell you the tyrannical rules he’s put into place.  He’s treating them like they are kindergarteners.

2. He’s a thief.  This is a pretty basic principle….”Thou shalt not steal.  Ex 20:15″   If we could just get our elected officials to follow the 10 Commandments – what a difference that would make.  

The latest drop of information which includes documentation obtained via Sunshine request show that he’s been double dipping and stealing from Missouri taxpayers to line his own personal pockets.  

I heard that the FBI was in the building when the whole situation with the software went down.  I assumed that is as far as it would go but now it looks like Plocher has broken Missouri law more than once and could possibly be facing federal charges, depending on the amount of dollars that was taken.

Plocher needs to be removed!

If they can do it in Washington, I don’t see why we can’t do it in Missouri!  Our House Speaker is as corrupt as they come and he needs to be removed from his office.  In fact, I personally feel he needs to be removed from the House altogether.   At the very least, he should NOT be holding the most influential seat in Missouri politics!

House Ethics Committee Is Meeting

Friday, October 27, the Missouri House Ethics Committee is meeting at 10:00am in House Hearing Room 4.

That meeting will be closed, but every committee member needs to be getting calls & emails from across the state from now until then that are asking for Plocher’s removal from the Missouri House.   

And even though the meeting will be closed, if you’re free on Friday it might be a great day to have a grassroots meeting.  Who wants to have brunch in the Capitol basement Friday around 9:30am??   I’ll bring the donuts!

What you can do

1.  Call & email each committee member listed below.   Request they remove Dean Plocher from his House seat entirely at their meeting Friday.   Rep Hannah Kelley will be the one in charge and leading the group.

Committee Chair,  Rep Hannah Kelley      573.751.2205

Vice Chair, Rep Richard Brown     573.751.7639

Rep Jerome Barnes     573.751.9851 

Rep John Black     573.751.1167.

Rep Paula Brown.     573.751.0100

Rep Cyndi Buccheit-Courtway     573.751.7735

Rep David Evans    573.751.1455

Rep Rick Francis   573.751.5912

Rep Robert Sauls   573.751.5701.

Rep Marlene Terry    573.751.6845.

2.  Pray.  Pray God removes Plocher from this office and brings whatever it takes to drain this part of the Missouri swamp.  

Remember that Nehemiah prayed AGAINST his enemies.  We have Biblical standing to pray that Plocher is removed and his efforts to harm Missourians are turned back onto his own head.

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