Missouri Governor Mike Parson is defending the actions of a St. Louis couple who pulled guns on a mob that broke into a private, gated community on their way to protest at the mayor’s house.

Parson refers to the ‘Castle Doctrine’ as justification for the couple’s actions.

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Video of Mike and Patricia McCloskey’s standoff with demonstrators went viral, and then circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner threatened legal action against the couple.

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Governor Parson says he’s talked about the issue with President Trump.

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Parson says Attorney General William P. Barr “was represented on the call,” and he thinks the president and the attorney general “are going to take a look” at the McCloskeys’ case.

The prosecutor investigating the McCloskeys, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner , responded on Twitter by accusing Trump and Parsons of playing politics with a local criminal investigation. Gardner said the facts of the case and the applicable laws are still under review and she would “apply them equally, regardless of the people involved.”

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