VIDEO: McCaskill’s Presidential Pick Calls Missouri ‘Backwards’

March 19, 2018

McCaskill was the first lawmaker to endorse Clinton’s presidential bid

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Senator Claire McCaskill’s presidential pick Hillary Clinton recently took a deep jab at people in states that didn’t vote for her by saying they are “looking backwards,” and that the places she won are “optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward.” Despite McCaskill’s support for Clinton, President Trump won Missouri by nearly 20 points.

The Josh Hawley for Senate campaign issued the following video in response:

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“Claire McCaskill stuck to her liberal party line and proudly endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and these latest comments make it abundantly clear how out-of-touch they are with the middle-class way of life we cherish and fight for here in Missouri,” said Josh Hawley. “Our hardworking families are tired of being devalued by Washington elites who think they know it all. This is exactly the kind of McCaskill-endorsed rhetoric that will send her home in November.” McCaskill seemed offended when asked about Clinton’s remarks the next day. “Oh come on, you’re killing me here,” she told reporters.


  • McCaskill Was The First Lawmaker To Endorse Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. “Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Tuesday endorsed the Ready for Hillary super-PAC, becoming the first lawmaker to back an effort aimed at pushing Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016.”(The Hill, 6/18/13)
  • McCaskill Is The #1 Recipient Of Campaign Cash From Lobbyists And Lawyers In All Of Congress. McCaskill has taken $2,153,643 from lobbyists and lawyers so far in the current election, ranking first in both the Senate and the House. (Center For Responsive Politics)
  • McCaskill Is The #1 Senate Recipient Of Campaign Cash From The Finance Industry. McCaskill has taken $1,651,759 from the finance industry so far in the current election, ranking first among Senators. (Center For Responsive Politics)
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Headline: “McCaskill Defends Clinton On ‘Deplorables’ Comment.” “Sen. Claire McCaskill defended her party’s presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying that Clinton cast too wide a net by referring to “half” of Donald Trump supporters as racist and bigoted “deplorables,” but arguing that Clinton’s basic message was correct.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/12/16)