Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Monday said that the U.S. Justice Department is more racist than the St. Louis region and placed blame the Obama administration for the protests following the shooting death of Michael Brown.
NewsmaxTV’s Steve Malzberg asked Kinder about the reaction in Ferguson, Mo. to the shooting and said that the Obama administration had acted on the “false premise” of “Hands up, don’t shoot.”
“The whole blow up of this protest movement was based on the lie that never happened of ‘hands up don’t shoot.’ 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,” Kinder responded on the “Steve Malzberg Show,” according to a clip posted by Buzzfeed. “And instead what we got too often from them was incitement of the mob, and encouraging disorder in Ferguson, and disrupting the peaceable going-about of our daily lives in the greater St. Louis region.”
Malzberg asked Kinder why he thought the Justice Department reacted that way.
“We’ve never seen a Department of Justice like this, staffed with radical, hard-left radical, leftist lawyers,” Kinder said. “Many of them have spent most of their careers defending Black Panthers and other violent radicals.”
Kinder said that there are “legitimate grievances” with the Ferguson Police Department, but that the city is implementing reforms.
Malzberg then asked Kinder if there is more racism in the Justice Department than in Ferguson.
“There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area,” Kinder said, noting that the St. Louis region has made progress. “It is the left. It is the Eric Holder and Obama-left and their minions who are obsessed with race, while the rest of us are moving on beyond it.”