By Chris Stigall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall spoke with Peter Kinder, the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about violence and upheaval in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer on August 9.
Kinder, a Republican, blamed Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, for allowing the situation to escalate and erupt into continued violence.
“The Governor has, frankly, disappointed a lot Missourians in his repeated media appearances and has seemed to be behind the curve time and again on this matter, now that we’re in day nine, I guess, going on ten days. He has appeared tentative and sometimes weak and sometimes confused. At a minimum, it seems to me that the tax payers and citizen of Missouri have a right to expect that each level of law enforcement is communicating in real time in this critical situation with each other. Instead, they constantly seem to be surprised.”