Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Governor Slams Mizzou Professor

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Governor Slams Mizzou Professor

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JEFFERSON CITY * Gov. Jay Nixon said he doesn't blame people for being angry about the behavior of a University of Missouri communications professor during protests in Columbia in November.

On Tuesday, the governor was asked if he supports a legislative attempt to oust assistant professor Melissa Click, who helped activists trying to block reporters from interviewing protesters at his state's flagship university.

Nixon said he doesn't agree with the intent of a letter from 100 GOP lawmakers in the Missouri House and Senate, but he does agree that Click's behavior was outrageous.

"Anybody who saw that video I can understand how completely unacceptable her behavior was. The fact that people are upset, I'm OK with that," Nixon said. …

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