Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder accused Attorney General Eric Holder during a nationally televised interview of fueling Ferguson-related fires with partisan rhetoric and misplaced outrage.
"I just wish he had been more judicious and measured in his comments," Kinder said during an "America's News HQ" interview on Fox News. "Because Mr. Holder came in and seemed on many occasions to be inciting the mob. He seemed to be putting his weight on the one side of the scales of justice and not backing up law enforcement."
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Kinder said he's not spoken directly with Holder – but that's mostly because the attorney general has disdained from speaking with those in the camp of siding with police over the recent officer shooting of teenage Michael Brown.
"No, no, no, he doesn't bend to speak with people like me," Kinder said, according to Breitbart. "He comes into town and meets with one side. He met with the family of Michael Brown, and that's fine that he met with them. But he did not meet with the family of officer Darren Wilson or with his brother and sister officers to say, 'I'm backing you up.'"
A grand jury and the Department of Justice cleared Wilson of any wrongdoing in the shooting of Brown. But the Justice Department did release a report that detailed what investigators described as systematic discrimination on the part of the city police and officials toward members of the minority community.