From the Missouri Republican Party:
We are appalled by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the injustice he suffered. The events of the past week have been heartbreaking with the violence and destruction of communities. In Missouri, former St. Louis Police Officer David Dorn was murdered by looters, and four St. Louis police officers were shot.
As Governor Mike Parson said, George Floyd shouldn’t have lost his life, former St. Louis Police Officer David Dorn shouldn’t have lost his life, and four St. Louis police officers shouldn’t have been shot.
Our state leaders have taken direct action to help ensure the safety of all Missourians.
Governor Parson, who served 22 years in law enforcement, has committed the forces he has as governor to protect law-abiding citizens. “Whether that’s every member of the highway patrol, whether that’s every member of the National Guard, I will call them all out to stop the violence in this state,” Governor Parson said.
Governor Parson is talking, and more importantly, listening to leaders on the ground that he has built relationships with since he become governor.
In an unprecedented action, Attorney General Eric Schmitt partnered with U.S. Attorneys to send a message to those who may come to Missouri to cause destruction, loot or riot: You will be prosecuted.
Missourians have the right to protest peacefully, but as Attorney General Schmitt said, “…those who seek to use these protests to destroy property and commit acts of violence, including those who come to Missouri from out of state, will be held accountable for their actions by federal and state authorities. Those acts of destruction and violence will not be tolerated.”
Missouri’s law-and-order leaders are Leading Right.