FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2018
Sen. Kamala Harris keynoting St. Louis event tonight, why won’t Claire McCaskill be seen with her?
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As California Senator Kamala Harris prepares to keynote the St. Louis County NAACP’s 83rd Annual Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner this evening, Missourians wonder if their own Senator will attend the event with her.
“Claire McCaskill and Kamala Harris agree on most issues in the Senate, so will the two be seen together in Missouri?” said Kelli Ford, spokesperson for the Hawley for Senate campaign. “Whether they’re enabling illegal immigration, opposing middle-class tax cuts or blocking conservative judges, these two are aligned on some of the worst policies for Missouri. It’s anyone’s guess if McCaskill will go out of her way to welcome Harris to the state, or if she’s trying to keep her friend’s visit quiet.”
Claire & Kamala Oppose A Southern Border Wall.
Claire McCaskill: “It’s Embarrassing. It’s Not Going To Happen.” “‘It’s embarrassing,’ McCaskill said. ‘It’s not going to happen. Everybody in Congress knows it’s not going to happen…. It appears the only person who won’t say it out loud is the president.’” (CBS News, 4/5/17)
Kamala Harris: “Trump’s Border Wall Is A Stupid Use Of Money.” “Trump’s border wall is a stupid use of money. It’s ludicrous to think that wasting money on a flawed and wasteful campaign promise is more important than taking care of families, working people, seniors, and veterans. We deserve better.” (Kamala Harris Campaign Website)
Claire & Kamala Oppose Asking About Citizenship Status In The U.S. Census.
MCCASKILL: “I do think there’s going to be litigation over it. Yeah, California filed suit saying that it was unconstitutional because it was depressing the count. It is I believe blatantly partisan.” (Claire McCaskill, Remarks, Springfield, MO, 3/27/18)
HARRIS: “By adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, this Administration is threatening the idea that everyone should be counted in America. It is a grave threat to the accuracy of the survey, which could impact communities across our country.” (Twitter, 5/25/18)
Claire & Kamala Do Not Support Gun Owners.
Claire McCaskill: “I Have An ‘F’ From The NRA.” (The Washington Times, 3/8/18)
Kamala Harris: “It’s Time To Stand Up To The Gun Lobby.” “I am not going to be silenced by attacks from the NRA or anyone else — and neither will my Senate colleagues or the students from Stoneman Douglas. It’s time to stand up to the gun lobby…” (Twitter, 2/22/18)
Claire & Kamala Voted Against Tax Relief For Missouri’s Families. (The New York Times, 12/19/17)
Claire McCaskill Called Tax Relief “Scraps.” “I wanted to support real tax reform. This isn’t it—this is a bad deal for Missouri families. Working people in Missouri deserve better than to get scraps…” (McCaskill Press Release, 11/16/17)
Kamala Harris: “The Tax Plan Approved Tonight By My Republican Colleagues Is Shameful.” (Harris Press Release, 12/2/17)
Claire & Kamala Both Voted Against Confirming Justice Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court. (The New York Times, 4/7/17)
MCCASKILL: “I cannot support Judge Gorsuch because a study of his opinions reveal a rigid ideology that always puts the little guy under the boot of corporations.” (The Hill, 3/17/17)
HARRIS: “By stark contrast, Judge Gorsuch has consistently valued narrow legalisms over real lives. I must do what’s right. I cannot support his nomination.” (San Francisco Chronicle, 3/23/17)