MO Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder: Did Obama Admin Lean on Governor to Keep National Guard Out of Ferguson? (Video)

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told FOX 2 reporters late on Monday night that he had repeatedly requested the National Guard Monday night… But his requests were ignored.

On Tuesday morning Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder asked the question: Did the Obama administration lean on Governor Nixon to ignore pleas from Ferguson Mayor to send in National Guard?

“He (Governor Nixon) declared a State of Emergency almost a week ago and mobilized the National Guard. Then they were kept away at the crucial time while Ferguson burned…

We know they were kept away because they did not come in and stop that from the get-go. They were deployed in other parts of the St. Louis region… Why were they not in there at the first sign of an overturned police car or a smashed police car window with a show of force that would have stopped this?

Here’s my question that the governor must answer – Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama Administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out? I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this.”

Via America’s Newsroom:

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