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Missouri Sens. McCaskill, Blunt to Join Eric Holder in Ferguson

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:03:09 +0000

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Eric Holder will have company when he travels to Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday amid the ongoing clashes between protesters and police there following the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., will both join Holder in the St. Louis suburb, aides to both senators confirm.

President Obama is sending Holder to Ferguson to meet with FBI and Department of Justice officials working the case.

When asked by ABC News Radio's White House correspondent Ann Compton why he doesn't go to the city, Obama replied on Monday, "The DOJ works for me when they are doing an investigation and I got to make sure I don't look like I'm putting thumb on the scales one way or the other."


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