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McCaskill Hit From the Left on ‘Normal People’ Private Jet Remarks

The host of a liberal online news program said he thinks McCaskill needs to lose her job over the comments.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is in hot water after video surfaced of the Democrat saying that “normal people” can afford to own and operate private jets.

“Will you remind [people of] that when they come after me about my husband’s plane – that normal people can afford it?” McCaskill said after a constituent at a town hall raised a question about transportation issues.

That remark, which drew much criticism from McCaskill’s conservative critics, also drew the ire of political observers on the left.

Jordan Chariton, host of “The Young Turks,” a left-leaning online news program, tweeted that he hoped McCaskill loses in a primary challenge next year:

McCaskill’s air travel has long been a source of frustration for the Democrat. In 2011, she and her husband announced they sold a private jet for nearly $2 million after unflattering stories surfaced that she failed to pay more than $300,000 in state property taxes on the aircraft.

McCaskill, a Democrat, finds herself between a rock and a hard place in Missouri, a state which Donald Trump carried by 19 points in 2016. State Attorney General Josh Hawley is expected to announced he will challenge McCaskill in 2018. She drew a primary challenger, insurance specialist Angelica Earl, in August.