Gov. Jay Nixon told reporters Thursday that no one in his administration, nor anyone he hired, reviewed the MIAC security report before it was distributed to police across the state.
Nixon said that a lack of oversight from Gov. Blunt's administration led to the distribution of the report on the modern militia movement, reports The News-Leader's Chad Livengood.
"Nixon noted the Missouri Information Analysis Center was "formed under my predecessor," writes Livengood.
But just last week, when Nixon was originally asked about the report, he defended the work of the MIAC. "It's something we do every day and we're going to continue to do," he said to KRCG.
STATE GOP SAYS NIXON HAD TO KNOW ABOUT MIAC PROCESSES:
Republican Party Chair David Cole notes that Nixon toured MIAC with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano just a few weeks ago.
"Are we now to believe that Nixon didn’t know anything about the processes and procedures that were in place at the Fusion Center understanding that he recently took the Homeland Security Secretary there???," reads the release sent out by GOP Executive Director Jared Craighead.
"Nixon’s ridiculous new defense is particularly troubling and disingenuous since he has stood by the controversial report encouraging political profiling even as members of his administration began to back away from it," added Cole.