Washington Post: Holder Think Nixon “Sent the Wrong Message”

The Washington Post reports that US Attorney General Eric Holder is unhappy with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
According to a Post story Friday, citing an unnamed Justice Department official, Holder is not pleased Nixon declared a state of emergency before the Ferguson grand jury decision is announced.
Nixon also has activated portions of the Missouri National Guard.
The governor has conceded the situation in St. Louis is tense ahead of the announcement of the Grand Jury’s decision on if it will indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18 year old Michael Brown last August.
The Post story says Holder called Nixon privately this week. It says Holder wanted to express his ‘frustration” to Nixon.
The Justice official said Holder believes Nixon’s Monday evening news conference with reporters explaining the actions “sent the wrong message . The tone of the press conference was counterproductive”, according to the source in the article.
The story goes on to quote the unnamed official, “instead of de-escalating the situation, the governor escalated it,”.

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