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McCaskill: Screaming Pure Progressive Politics Doesn’t Accomplish Anything

"Screaming pure progressive politics on one side of the room does not get people to the middle and actually accomplish things."

By NTK Staff | 12.20.2018 @9:47am

Outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “screaming pure progressive” values doesn’t accomplish anything during a Senate exit interview on Wednesday.

Maddow asked McCaskill whether she got upset when liberals would attack her during her reelection campaign for being too conservative and not progressive enough.

“I get it. But here’s the thing, on lots of issues that I was really solid, that are progressive issues,” McCaskill said before rattling off a list of causes including abortion rights and health care.

“At the end of the day, I’m really somebody that enjoys getting things done, and screaming pure progressive politics on one side of the room does not get people to the middle and actually accomplish things.”

“The tough stuff only gets fixed if we take tough votes, and we compromise,” McCaskill added.

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