Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner issued a statement on Tuesday after Govoner Parson’s announced during his daily Coronavirus update that President Trump ‘would do everything in his power to help the situation’. In her statement, Gardner accuses the President and the Governor of ‘distorting the truth’ and ‘playing politics’. She calls it ‘unbelievable’ that the Governor would ‘seek advice from one of the most divisive leaders in our generation’ referring to President Trump. She closes her statement with, ‘they are launching these dog-whistle attacks against me. They should be focused on their jobs, & I’ll focus on mine.’
2/ As I always do. I am reviewing all the available facts and the law and will apply them equally, regardless of the people involved.— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) July 14, 2020
4/ It is also incredible that at a time when our nation is dealing with a rapidly spreading deadly virus and our State reported a record number of new infections, they are launching these dog-whistle attacks against me. They should be focused on their jobs, & I’ll focus on mine.— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) July 14, 2020
In Tuesday’s Coronavirus update, which can be seen below, Parson took some time to defend the McCloskeys and the Castle Doctrine. Parson points out that he and Kenny Jones, both former Sherriffs developed the Castle Doctrine in MO, which is used as the national model. The Castle Doctrine is what the McCloskeys were using when they defended their home with guns, which Parson says they have ‘every right to do’. Parson then says, “but what they should not go through is a prosecutor attempting to take their constitutional rights away, by filing charges against them for protecting their property. The Governor continues stating he just got off the phone with the President. The President is aware of the situation in St. Louis.
In a Townhall interview President Trump addresses what is happening in St. Louis with the attorney pushing to prosecute the McCloskeys, President Trump calls it a disgrace. They couple was defending their home with legally owned guns that were never fired.
Doubling down Parson took to Facebook to reiterate what he had said in his press conference earlier that day. He closed his post saying ‘President Donald J. Trump understands the importance of keeping Missourians safe and we will be working together to ensure LAW & ORDER.’
Wednesday Parson posted again on the matter calling what is happening to the McCloskeys ‘unaceptable’ and reassuring that he will ‘always defend our Second Amendment’.
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