Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder roundly criticized Gov. Jay Nixon’s handling of Ferguson Monday morning on a Philadelphia radio talk show.
“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,” Kinder, a Republican, told Chris Stigall, a former Kansas City radio host, on Talk Radio 1210, WPHT.
“He has appeared tentative and sometimes weak and sometimes confused. At a minimum, it seems to me that the taxpayers 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.
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“Instead, they constantly seem to be surprised.”
Kinder also said Nixon, a Democrat, was slow to alert the National Guard.