Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is critical of the way Governor Jay Nixon has handled the situation in Ferguson. Speaking on The Sean Hannity Show Wednesday, Kinder revealed something he'd learned from the Mayor of Ferguson.
"The Mayor of Ferguson told me that he has not had one phone call from the Governor, and not had one private conversation with the Governor in the entire 10-11 days since the 9th of August."
Kinder also said for Nixon, who has a law degree, to make a statement calling for a "vigorous prosecution" in the death of Michael Brown is irresponsible.
In the past, Kinder has told News Talk KZRG that Nixon refuses to speak to him. Wednesday, he told The Sean Hannity Show that Nixon's leadership in the midst of the situation in Ferguson is nonexistent. "What leadership has come out of his office has been tentative, uncertain, halting, herky-jerky, change every 12 or 24 hours. Nobody knows what page we're on. If you wanted to support this Governor, he has made it difficult to do so because you don't know what the policy is."
You can hear the Sean Hannity Show weekdays at 2 here on News Talk KZRG.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.
Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis. He also planned to meet with Missouri's congressional delegation.
The attorney general flew to Missouri Wednesday morning and made several visits around the area, including to a community college and a restaurant in Ferguson near where Brown was shot on Aug. 9.
Holder has pledged experience federal officials will independently investigate whether there were any civil rights violations connected to Brown's death. Brown was black and the officer who shot him is white.