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Does McCaskill’s St. Joseph Excuse for Her Latest Private Plane Debacle Hold Up?

The senator's team is claiming she took a private plane to a stop in St. Joseph because it was a late addition to her schedule. But was it?

By NTK Staff | 06.13.2018 @5:00pm
Does McCaskill’s St. Joseph Excuse for Her Latest Private Plane Debacle Hold Up?

As the team of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) tries to clean up her latest mess over her private plane use, they’re claiming one reason she used a private plane on her ‘RV tour’ of Missouri is because of a late addition to her tour in St. Joseph.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

A spokeswoman said her plane did take her to overnight stays in Kansas City and St. Louis at the end of each day of touring. Her campaign said it also took her to a stop in St. Joseph that was added after the tour was originally scheduled, because the RV didn’t have time to get to it and still make a later stop already scheduled for Columbia.

How last-minute was the St. Joseph addition to her tour, though? She stopped there on Wednesday, May 30, according to her campaign website.

But, according to an email obtained by NTK Network, she sent out notice about the event on Friday, May 25.

Even if one assumes McCaskill’s team scheduled, finalized, and made the public aware of this event in St. Joseph all on the same day, that would still give her team five days of lead time to plan travel to the event.

Either McCaskill’s team can’t figure out RV logistics with five days of lead time, or McCaskill is very fond of her private plane travel. Regardless, the St. Joseph excuse seems dubious at best.

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