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Claire McCaskill Lacks Specifics on Goals of the Women’s March

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) struggled to explain what the point of this weekend’s Women’s March was while appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asked McCaskill what the Democratic Party hoped to gain from these marches.

“I was shocked at how organic this was, and how enormous the outpowering was,” McCaskill responded.

Joe Scarborough press McCaskill on what she hoped to gain from these marches.

“We will be trying very hard to capture this energy, and make sure it translates into volunteers and door-knocking and all of the things that are really necessary for us to fight,” McCaskill replied.

It seemed Scarborough was not satisfied with this answer because he again pressed McCaskill on what Democrats hoped to gain from these marches.

McCaskill told Scarborough: “I do think some of this outpouring is a sense of responsibility that way too many people were not paying close enough attention that there were a whole lot of people in America that Donald Trump was talking to that didn’t hear our side.”

Following this answer Brzezinski jumped in to try and help McCaskill: “I think that there has to be some fairness in terms of translating for both sides. We translate for Trump a lot. We know what he means a lot, when people sometimes are going for the shiny objects. So I would suggest that those who are skeptical about the marches don’t listen to Madonna saying, ‘f-you.'”

Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin asked McCaskill to “be a notch more specific” about what she hoped to achieve from these marches.

“I would like them to go on my website and volunteer for my campaign,” McCaskill said while laughing.

Scarborough pointed out that Donald Trump won McCaskill’s home state of Missouri by 19 points in 2016.