Missouri Mayor Who Praised White Supremacist Shooter Resigns

An alleged white supremacist who shot and killed three at a Jewish community center this month drew some unlikely statements of support from a local Missouri mayor. Those comments ignited a firestorm of controversy and, following threats of impeachment, that mayor has since resigned.

Daniel Clevenger, the former mayor of Marionville, Missouri, resigned this week after he faced possible impeachment proceedings and a community uproar due to his comments in support of the allegedly anti-Semitic gunman, Frazier Glenn Miller.

Clevenger told a local television station that he considered Miller an old friend and he “kind of agreed” with some of the shooter’s unspecified views.

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In a recent interview, Clevenger told the Springfield News-Leader that he was hurt by local residents characterizing him as an anti-Semite. He did not, however, express regret for his recent comments about Miller.

[h/t TPM]

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