© 2024 University of Missouri - KBIA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Republican Donor and Operative Tell Different Stories About Hancock's Comments about Tom Schweich

missouri auditor tom schweich
State of Missouri
State Auditor Tom Schweich filed paperwork on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to explore a political campaign for U.S. Senate.

A Republican donor and operative have different recollections about whether the Missouri GOP chairman made negative religious remarks about a state auditor who killed himself. 

Republican donor David Humphreys released a signed affidavit Thursday saying that John Hancock told him on November 24th that Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich was Jewish. Humphreys said it seemed that Hancock was implying that was a negative attribute as Schweich was running for governor.

But Republican operative Paul Mouton says he also was at that meeting and didn't hear Hancock say anything about Schweich being Jewish. Hancock denies making such comments at the meeting.

Schweich fatally shot himself February 26th, just minutes after telling The Associated Press he wanted to go public with allegations that Hancock was making anti-Semitic remarks about him. Schweich was Christian.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.
Related Content