JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — House Democratic Leader Gail McCann Beatty says she’s “disheartened” that Republican Gov. Eric Greitens didn’t address racial issues in his State of the State address.
McCann Beatty after the Wednesday speech said it’s unfortunate that Greitens didn’t address concerns of protesters in St. Louis. Protesters took to the streets after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect.
McCann Beatty also noted that Greitens did not mention backlash to a law he signed last year that made it harder to sue for discrimination. The Missouri NAACP cited the new law in a travel advisory the organization issued against the state.