Libertarian vice presidential candidate William Weld is scheduled to speak in Kansas City on Thursday evening.
Weld is a former governor of Massachusetts now running as a Libertarian with presidential nominee Gary Johnson.
He’ll appear at 6 p.m. at Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Ave. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m.
Johnson has struggled at times in the Libertarians’ longshot campaign, stumped once when asked about what to do about Aleppo, the besieged Syrian city that’s seen some of the worst suffering in that country’s civil war. In another interview, he said he couldn’t think of a world leader he admired. Johnson has rarely pulled more than 3 percent nationally in recent polls.
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Weld, meanwhile, has been especially critical of Republican Donald Trump and at times has come to the defense of Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Appearing on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow on Tuesday, Weld criticized FBI Director James Comey’s decision to tell congressional leaders less than two weeks before the election that his agents were looking into more of Clinton’s emails.
“I’m here vouching for Mrs. Clinton, and I think it’s high time somebody did,” Weld told the liberal cable host.
The Johnson campaign had earlier issued a news release critical of Clinton over the emails, but Weld said: “Gary and I have not agreed on a number of substantive issues in this campaign,” he told Maddow. “I do not agree with that release.”