Missouri Attorney General Schmitt to Give Commencement Address at UMKC Law Graduation

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is set to deliver the commencement address at the University of Missouri, Kansas City law school graduation today afternoon.

The Attorney General plans to speak to the group of law school graduates mainly on the importance of preserving free speech on college campuses and across the world.

An excerpt from the forthcoming speech reads, “The attack on free speech is underway in America as well. While we may not be killing, torturing, or jailing, the attack is serious… This American experiment we are all part of is worth fighting for. We all have a role to play to keep America the greatest country on earth. Preserving free speech is our duty.”

Schmitt will also focus on civic engagement as well. Another quick excerpt reads, “Some people will highlight that our time seems increasingly divisive, and in some ways in Washington, it is. But strong communities aren’t built by faceless folks from far-away places – they’re built by real people living in them.”

A full video and transcript will be immediately available and sent out to media following the speech.