Missouri GOP Speaker Backs Giuliani On ‘Black v. Black Crime’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has delivered some hot takes in recent days about Ferguson, Mo., saying that “white police officers won’t be there if you weren’t killing each other 70 percent of the time.” He then doubled down after some outcry, adding that “the danger to a black child — if it was my child — the danger is another black.”

And now Giuliani is getting the backing of Missouri House Speaker Timothy Jones (R), whose state has been embroiled in racial tension since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Jones sent out a series of tweets supporting Giuliani’s comments on Monday from his verified Twitter account.

He also retweeted — though that is not always an endorsement — this rather provocative analysis of race in America.

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