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August 13, 2013

Cleaver: Rodeo clown “sickening”

Missouri Democrat issues statement on rodeo clown controversy

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Obama-masked rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair.

Cleaver’s 5th district stretches into central Missouri but does not include Sedalia, the fair’s site.

The Democrat’s statement:

“The incident at the Missouri State Fair was a sickening display and I applaud organizers for their quick response to the offensive situation.

“In the end, civility begins here at home. My hope is this regrettable action taken by one, will only serve to highlight to the rest of the country, the respect and kindness lived each day, by the majority in this great state.”

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