McCloskeys want grand jury to take a new look at their case


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Central West End husband and wife facing criminal charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters last summer are asking a judge to send their case back to the grand jury, citing concerns about Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s handling of it.

Attorney Joel Schwartz, in an email Wednesday, says that “bias” from Gardner’s office tainted the grand jury process.” A hearing on the motion to remand is scheduled for April 30.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey emerged as celebrities in conservative circles after the charges were filed and even spoke on video at the Republican National Convention last year.

Mark McCloskey is also considering adding his name to the list of candidates in the 2022 race for U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s vacant seat.

He told Politico Tuesday night that “I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes.”

McCloskey would be the only candidate in the race to come from outside of politics.

With U.S. Senator Roy Blunt not seeking re-election, other Republicans in the state are throwing their hat in the ring. Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens expressed interest in running for Blunt’s Senate seat, former Missouri State Representative and State Senator Scott Sifton, and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has also said they’re running for the position.

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