Senator Wallingford Cosponsors Remonstrance Condemning Nixon Administration for DOR Scandal

Yesterday, Senator Wayne Wallingford cosponsored Senate Remonstrance 1, a measure condemning the Nixon administration’s actions which resulted in private information on more than 163,0000 Missouri concealed carry permit holders being shared with the federal government.

“It is time for the Nixon administration to answer our questions about the Department of Revenue scandal.  Private information on thousands of Missourians was shared with the federal government in clear violation of state law, and those responsible must be held accountable.  I have been working with my colleagues in the Senate and the House to try to find the answers we need regarding this breach of the public trust, but the Nixon administration has consistently attempted to evade our requests,” said Wallingford.  “It is my hope that this remonstrance will send a message that we have had enough and we expect our questions to be answered honestly and directly.  The public’s faith in our state government is at stake, and we must get to the bottom of this scandal and hold those responsible accountable in order to rebuild this trust.”

Wayne Wallingford, a businessman from Cape Girardeau, was elected to the Missouri Senate in 2012.  Wallingford served in the United States Air Force for 25 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after a career including five tours in Vietnam and six tours as part of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  For his service, he received 47 medals including the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross.

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