Missouri Lt. Gov. Slams Gov. Nixon: ‘He Kept National Guard Away While …

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FOX NEWS INSIDER – Missouri’s Republican lieutenant governor said on “America’s Newsroom” he’s been kept in the dark by the state’s Democratic governor on the key decisions surrounding the Ferguson grand jury announcement.¬†

Many asked the following question in the run-up to last night’s Ferguson grand jury decision: why did authorities choose to make the announcement at 8pm local time?

With news breaking in the afternoon that the decision had been reached, critics argued that protesters had hours to gather, while the police response could have been helped by daylight.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch finally announced that the grand jury had not returned any indictment against officer Darren Wilson after 8pm local time and then spoke until nearly 9pm.

As the riots grew worse and worse throughout the night, others noted the lack of National Guard troops on the streets.

Martha MacCallum pressed Missouri  Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) this morning on the thought process behind the timing of the announcement and the decision by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) not to deploy the National Guard.

Nixon said this morning that there would be additional Guard troops deployed to Ferguson.

MacCallum asked how this could have happened given the preparations that were made and knowing what took place over the summer.

Kinder slammed Nixon, saying when you’re an executive “you actually have to do something” besides make a speech.¬†

Kinder also did not know why Nixon did not send in the National Guard, even though the troops had been mobilized under a state of emergency a week ago.

“They were kept away at the crucial time while Ferguson burned,” said Kinder.