Another hot topic was Patrick's reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Another potential has decided not to run for President: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who spoke to “Meet The Press” Sunday.
“I’ve thought about it, but no, I can’t get ready for 2016,” Patrick said, “I’ve felt its been two really challenging and fun terms, but I didn’t run for the job to get another job.”
He did say who he would like to see take the job, saying Hillary Clinton “has been an extraordinary public servant and would be a terrific candidate for president,” even hinting that he believes her win is inevitable.
He added that he believes Americans want to see her “sweat” for the job rather than hand it to her.
Another hot topic was Patrick’s reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Patrick said he respected the process of the law, but that he had wanted to see an indictment because he thought it would be good for the community to see a trial.
He was asked, as a former member of the Justice Department, what he believes the DOJ investigation would be looking for in their ongoing investigation into the shooting. The difference between the grand jury’s investigation and that of the DOJ, he said, is that the violation of civil or constitutional rights would be taken into account.
When asked about whether the President should visit Ferguson, the governor recalled an incident from earlier in his term wherein he chose eventually to speak out for a black boy who was killed in a gang-related setting because he believed the public held the expectation that their governor was approachable and hands-on, especially toward the black community, and he did not want to mar that image.
Patrick also spoke favorably of the President, saying Americans have been wrong to turn against him as he has done much to boost the economy.