Missouri Republicans trying to impeach governor for recognizing marriages that already exist.

You gotta be pretty desperate to impeach someone if this is what you have to resort to:

This week, Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, filed articles of impeachment that allege that in signing an executive order allowing legally married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns in Missouri, Nixon ignored the state constitution. The constitution prohibits the state from recognizing same-sex marriages.

Nixon says he had no choice. The federal tax code is tied to the Missouri tax code, he said. So if married couples file jointly with the IRS, which allows same-sex couples to file that way, then they also must file jointly with the state.

For that, Marshall insists, Nixon is guilty of “willful neglect of duty” and “misconduct in office.”

A shorter response from Nixon could’ve been: “Look, Missouri doesn’t get to dictate what happens in other states.”

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