Nixon Insults Hard-Working Troopers with Callous Remarks
JEFFERSON CITY _ In shocking remarks to the Missouri Sheriff’s Association, Jay Nixon openly insulted and mocked Missouri Highway Patrol troopers by claiming that the men and women who put their lives on the line each day are more concerned about cleaning their cars than protecting Missourians.
"You don’t find any of our great state troopers spending much time on anything that’s got gravel on it, certainly not anything that runs through a stream directly without going over it,” Nixon said during a speech at the Embassy Suites in St. Charles on July 23. “You might have to take an hour off and re-uh-re clean our cars."
The Missouri Republican Party demanded that Nixon, the self-described chief law enforcement officer of the state, immediately apologize to the Highway Patrol for his callous remarks, which can be viewed at: http://www.mogop.org/media/nixontroopers.wmv
“It is abhorrent that Jay Nixon would demean the hard-working men and women of the Missouri Highway Patrol who risk their lives each and every day and he should immediately apologize for his outrageous comments,” said Paul Sloca, communications director for the Missouri Republican Party. “Jay Nixon’s shameful comments not only tarnish the work of our current troopers but also mock the memories of those troopers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”