After Votes Against Tax Cuts, McCaskill Pressured on Franken and Private Jet After Votes Against Tax Cuts, McCaskill Pressured on Franken and Private Jet – NTK Network

After Votes Against Tax Cuts, McCaskill Pressured on Franken and Private Jet

The Missouri senator voted against giving Missourians tax cuts, and now her personal failings are back on the spotlight.

By NTK Staff | 12.05.2017 @3:00pm
After Votes Against Tax Cuts, McCaskill Pressured on Franken and Private Jet

It’s been another bad month for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). After voting against tax cuts for Missouri families and businesses last week, and claiming her votes were “not risky,” McCaskill’s personal failings are back in the spotlight.

First, on Monday McCaskill’s formidable GOP opponent, Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO), renewed his call for McCaskill and the state party to return donations received from an Al Franken-sponsored fundraiser, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Hawley’s campaign, bringing up the fact that Franken was introduced and praised by McCaskill at a major fundraiser for the state Democrats just two weeks before the initial allegation, says more needs to be done.

“Just weeks prior to the revelations on Al Franken, Sen. McCaskill stood with him and proudly took his money, and the Missouri Democratic Party did too,” said Scott Paradise, a Hawley spokesman.

Earlier, as NTK Network reported, McCaskill said that Franken’s apology was “refreshing,” even as others said it wasn’t enough and as new allegations arose against Franken.

Then, on Tuesday, the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) released a scathing new ad hitting McCaskill for saying that owning a private jet is “normal.” (Hat-tip again to The Washington Free Beacon).

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) also hit on the subject, in September.

If 2017 is any indicator, McCaskill’s 2018 re-election campaign is going to be a rough ride – on a private plane, or any other mode of transportation.

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