While St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough’s (sic) *objectivity is in question by many Black Democrats, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon quietly threw his support behind him.The punch line goes like this: McCullouch has said he’ll recuse himself only at the request of Nixon.
In a statement Tuesday evening, Nixon announced his support, saying McCullough should not recuse himself from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown unless he wants to.
“From the outset, I have been clear about the need to have a vigorous prosecution of this case, and that includes minimizing any potential legal uncertainty. I am not asking St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough to recuse himself from this case,” he said.
As of February of this year, there was chatter that he wasn't ruling out a 2016 run. I think Mrs. Clinton might like to take him off her VP short-list.
(Nota bene: the name of the prosecutor here, Robert McCulloch, was in fact misspelled in this article. However, I still think he might not be the best guy to try whether a police slaying is ever wrong.)