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McCaskill on Bill Clinton: I Don’t Need to Go There

The Missouri senator's response to a question about Bill Clinton, amid new scrutiny on Clinton in the #MeToo era, seemed like an uncomfortable one.

By NTK Staff | 06.07.2018 @9:00am
McCaskill on Bill Clinton: I Don’t Need to Go There

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) may be uncomfortable with her and Bill Clinton’s prior, mutual support for one another, as Clinton deals with new scrutiny in the #MeToo era.

Clinton caught heat not once, but twice this week for what critics say are inadequate responses to questions about his sexual misconduct in the 1990s. CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert offered Clinton a sort of mulligan on his first, inadequate answer, to NBC’s Craig Melvin. But Clinton showed little remorse for his actions in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

McCaskill, one of the nation’s most vulnerable senators, was asked about Bill Clinton on Wednesday. Her response suggested she was uncomfortable with the question.

McCaskill and Clinton have a history, though. There were reportedly years of tension between McCaskill and Hillary Clinton over McCaskill’s 2006 comment that “I don’t want my daughter near” Bill Clinton.

McCaskill said in 2016, though, that she regretted the 2006 comment about Bill Clinton.

Wallace asked McCaskill why it was OK for her to criticize Bill Clinton’s character, but not for Trump to do it.

McCaskill responded that it wasn’t OK for her, and that she “regretted it the minute it came out of my mouth.”

She said she had apologized immediately, which is something Trump doesn’t know how to do.

Based on her latest response to Chuck Raasch, though, it appears McCaskill would like to leave the subject of the Clintons in the past, as she heads into a tough reelection campaign.

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