Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
Missouri's Republican governor is walking back comments that he would not nominate a state health director “who does not share the same Christian values.” And he's defending the state's legal campaign against mask mandates and its controversial law that bans police in Missouri from enforcing federal gun restrictions.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has laid out his plans for the future of the state's education, infrastructure, and COVID response. In an interview on KCUR's Up To Date, Parson talked about recent fights with far-right lawmakers over his nomination of a health department director, and recent efforts by the state Attorney General to sue school districts with mask mandates.
Parson also spoke about his view on the "Second Amendment Preservation Act," which is now being weighed by the Missouri Supreme Court, as well as the Kevin Strickland case.
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