Lt. Gov: Did Obama Admin Lean on Governor To Keep Nat’l Guard out of Ferguson?

‘I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this before it started’

Missouri Lt. Gov: Did Obama Admin Lean on Governor to Keep Out Nat’l Guard? (National Review Online)

Missouri lieutenant governor Peter Kinder expressed anger over the the Missouri National Guard’s absence from Ferguson during riots on Monday night, speculating that the Obama administration may have leaned on the Missouri governor to keep the soldiers back.

Kinder, a Republican, lashed out at Democratic governor Jay Nixon for his failure to send the National Guard into the city while protesters looted and burned over a dozen businesses. Despite activating the Guard a week ago, troops were not deployed to Ferguson until Tuesday morning.

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