Missouri for the past month has dealt with a massive scandal: the illegal surrender of its full conceal-carry permit list to the federal government based on the bogus premise of an "investigation" which magically disappeared after the list was received. Now the head of one of the departments in the middle of the scandal has resigned:
Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that Missouri Department of Revenue Director Brian Long has resigned. The resignation is effective immediately. The Governor has named Deputy Director of Revenue John Mollenkamp as acting director of the department.
"I want to thank Brian for his service to the state of Missouri in heading up this department, and wish him well in his future endeavors," Gov. Nixon said.
Mollenkamp, a native of Rolla, has served as Deputy Director of Revenue since 2011. Prior to taking that position, he was a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School. Mollenkamp also served as an associate professor of legal writing at the University of Missouri School of Law. He was a Missouri assistant attorney general for several years, and also was in private practice in Joplin. Mollenkamp obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
Long had been named Director of Revenue in December 2012.
Anyone but Nixon under the bus?