Missouri Boys State – 2013 (June 16, 2013)
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D) in Warrensburg speaking at Missouri Boys State
on the campus of the University of Central Missouri – June 17, 2013.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D) was the keynote speaker this evening at Missouri Boys State on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. After his prepared remarks he took questions from the audience. One question, on nullification of federal laws, prompted a one word response:
[….] Question: Considering your experience in the state legislature, do you believe that states have the constitutional ability to nullify federal laws?
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D): No. [applause][laughter]
By the way, you’re not gonna get a lot of one word answers from politicians, so enjoy it. [laughter][applause]
That’s a significant difference between a statewide office holder and the republican controlled General Assembly.