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State Senator Compares Gov. Nixon’s Ferguson Response to President George W. Bush and Katrina

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Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal sounds off on Gov. Nixon's response in Ferguson on August 15. Photo: KMOX/Mark Reardon

Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal sounds off on Gov. Nixon’s response in Ferguson on August 15. Photo: KMOX/Mark Reardon

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is reaffirming comments she made slamming Gov. Jay Nixon in a Twitter rant on Thursday, condemning him over the Ferguson protests that stemmed from the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

“You don’t know s*** bc you never communicate. F*** you, Governor!” Chappelle-Nadal tweeted.

She then tweeted: “F*** you, Governor. I’m calling your bull****!”

During a live roundtable in Ferguson on the Mark Reardon Show on Friday, Chappelle-Nadal pointed to several of Gov. Nixon’s political moves that she says negatively impacted the African American community.

“His entire elected career…he tried to cut TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] last year, which impacts African Americans,” she said. “He also wants to take away money from low-income housing, which takes away from minorities. He also vetoed a bill, an education bill, that gave millions of dollars to young African American children who have mental health issues. If he’s willing to veto bills and cut benefits to African Americans, he has a history of not giving a darn tootin’ about the African American community.”

She also refuted Gov. Nixon’s claims that he has been on the ground in Ferguson this week.

“The governor hasn’t even come to Ground Zero,” she said. “He went to Florissant, not Ferguson. He went to Normandy, not Ferguson. And then today, he’s getting just a little bit closer, but he was a mile and a half away on Lucas and Hunt. That is not Ground Zero.”

“The blood is on the governor’s hands,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “He is George Bush and Katrina. This is Governor Nixon’s Katrina. Why would you let your constitutents undergo tear gas for three days? What human…Jesus wouldn’t do that.”

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