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Sen. Schaefer, lawmakers react to Tim Wolfe’s letter on resignation

ABC 17 News was at the state Capitol Wednesday working to find out what kind of impact Tim Wolfe’s letter explaining his resignation has on lawmakers.

ABC 17 tracked down Senator Kurt Schaefer on Wednesday. Wolfe blasted Schaefer, accusing him of abusing his position of power.

Wolfe called out Schaefer by name, accusing him of various unethical behaviors.

Schaefer told ABC 17 News, “The only person that he doesn’t seem to reference as having any issues is himself. His issues are a result of his inability to communicate with people.”

Schaefer accuses Wolfe of wanting more money, and claims what Wolfe says in the letter is completely untrue.

“I think the issue is accountability. They don’t like accountability, they don’t like responsibility.”

ABC 17 also reached out to Senate leadership to find out if and how they will address Wolfe’s claims against Senator Schaefer.

We were told by staff members they were unable to make a comment at this time.

MU has been a main point of discussion this legislative session, with regards to funding as well as administrative ethics.

Representative Caleb Jones of Columbia said Wolfe’s letter was in no way positive for the University or the state and it was not something he expected.

“I personally am disappointed to see that letter. I think the public is going to be if they actually read the letter. I think the legislature is disappointed. I think the University is disappointed. This is not what this is about. This is not who Mizzou is. This is not someone who represents the University of Missouri should act,” said Jones.

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