The lieutenant governor of Missouri says "there is more racism in the Justice Department" than in the St. Louis area, pointing the finger at President Obama and the Justice Department who, he says, often incited "the mob" in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown back in August of 2014.
"The whole blow up of this protest movement was based on the lie that never happened of 'hands up don't shoot,'" Peter Kinder, the Lt. governor told NewsMaxTV's Steve Malzberg Show Monday. "But it's bad enough the protestors were behaving that way but we have a right to expect more from the attorney general, the head of the Justice Department of the United States, and the president of the United States. And instead what we got too often from them was incitement of the mob, and, uh, encouraging disorder in Ferguson and distributing the peaceable going-about of our lives in the greater St. Louis region."
Kinder added President Obama and Eric Holder "took one side" following the death of Michael Brown. Asked why, he said the Justice Department was "staffed with radical, hard-left radical, leftists lawyers."
He called the Justice Department under Holder, "not like any Justice Department in American history" and "Eric Holder is unlike any previous attorney general."
"Many of them have spent most of their careers defending Black Panthers and other violent radicals," he added. "
Kinder said "where reforms are needed they're being made," citing resignations of police officers and the Ferguson city manger.
Responding to a question he said, "there is more racism in the Justice Department than there is any, uh, yes, anywhere that I see in the St. Louis area."
"We are making progress. We've come an enormous way in 50 years," he said, adding, "we still have more to do."
"It is the left. It is the Eric Holder and Obama-left and their minions who are obsessed with race. The rest of us are moving on beyond it," he concluded.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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