Lt. Gov: Missouri Governor Stonewalling State, Local Officials

Lt. Gov: Missouri Governor Stonewalling State, Local Officials

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R-MO) slammed Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) for his lack of communication with other officials regarding the situation in Ferguson.  

“If you wanted to support this governor as a fellow constitutional officer of state government, you would be uncertain how to do that for several reasons. First of all, no communication at all. And secondly, the policy appears to be changing about every 12 hours in a herky-jerky, on again/off again, uncertain, tentative manner…the other five constitutional officers of state government [are] in the dark. we are not included,” Kinder reported on Wednesday’s “The Real Story” on the Fox News Channel. And that the state’s constitutional officers had a phone briefing with the governor, but that the line went dead and they haven’t heard from the governor since.

He added that the mayor of Ferguson hasn’t heard from the governor either, saying, “The mayor there…has told reporters, and I don’t know if anyone has reported this, but he has told reporters he’s not had one phone call from the governor.”

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