Missouri’s GOP Lt. Gov Slams Gov. Nixon for ‘Prejudging’ Ferguson Case
Missouri’s Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder called into Fox News with Shepard Smith Tuesday night and expressed his criticisms over the way Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) has been handling the situation in Ferguson over the last 10 days.
After playing a clip of Nixon called for “justice for the deceased’s family and a vigorous prosecution,” Smith asked Lt. Gov. Kinder if the officer who killed Brown, Darren Wilson, does not also deserve “justice.”
“It’s really heartbreaking to see a man elected to an office that high in our state government, the chief executive of Missouri state government, come out with a statement like that that does prejudge the case,” Kinder said. “It would be wrong for a prosecutor to say what the governor said here tonight and it’s wrong for the governor of Missouri to have said it,” he added.
Later, Kinder said he thought the midnight curfew enacted by Nixon was too lenient and he would have pushed for an earlier curfew had he been in charge. He also denounced the “heated rhetoric” from those who have warned that the protesting in the streets will only get worse if the officer is not indicted for murder.
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