After a legislative session filled with Republican squabbling, the Missouri Senate Conservative Caucus says it is disbanding. A news release from members says it is calling for peace and unity under a single Republican banner.

State Senator Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, is one of the leading members of the caucus.

The caucus formed four years ago.

The Conservative Caucus criticizes Senate Republican leadership on “continual breaches of trust”.

Due to term limits, Senate Republican leadership changes are ahead. Eigel says he does not know if he’s the right person to run for leadership but he’s willing to work with anyone who brings Republicans together and empowers them.

Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, posted a response on Twitter about the Conservative Caucus’s decision to pull the plug.

“Over the last few years, Missouri Senate Republicans have passed generational conservative reforms into law, and Missourians are undoubtedly better off as a result,” he said. “I am happy these five Senators want to join the team that has been leading the conservative fight in Missouri. The time is now to do big things for this great state!”

The Conservative Caucus members signing off on the move are Sens. Eigel, Rick Brattin, Denny Hoskins, Andrew Koenig and Mike Moon.

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