JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Rob Vescovo has issued a statement asking Representative Tricia Derges to resign.
The statement reads, “Following the announcement of the serious charges filed against Representative Derges I immediately removed her from all of her committee assignments. After speaking with her and with the caucus, I am asking her to resign her seat with the House. The legal process will ultimately determine her guilt or innocence, but this is clearly a time for her to spend with her family as she focuses on her legal issues, and for the people of the 140th district to move forward with selecting a replacement who can effectively advocate for their interests.”
On Monday, February 1, Derges was removed from her committee assignments.
All of this comes after Derges made false claims about a supposed stem cell treatment marketed through her clinics.
Derges was elected in November 2020 as a Missouri state representative in District 140.