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✈ WaPo grounds Air Claire ✈

Michael Ahrens - October 18, 2017

The Washington Post slammed Sen. “Air Claire” McCaskill (D-MO) for outright lying in multiple interviews about the roll she played in the passage of the DEA bill that 60 Minutes/WaPo highlighted on Sunday evening. (This follows other recent infamous McCaskill lies about never meeting with the Russian ambassador and that private planes are for “normal people.”)

When reporters initially asked her about why she didn’t object to the Senate’s unanimous passage of the DEA bill, McCaskill said: “Now, I did not go along with this. I wasn’t here at the time. I was actually out getting breast cancer treatment. I don’t know that I would have objected. I like to believe I would have…”

The Washington Post: McCaskill’s false claim that she ‘wasn’t here’ when the DEA bill was passed. “McCaskill for two days has left the impression that she was away from the Senate, dealing with health issues, when the bill hobbling the DEA was passed. On Oct. 16, she told CNN she was away that week, dealing with her breast cancer. Then, a day later, she was silent when an NPR host asserted she was absent from the Senate that day because of her health issues. She should have said she had checked her schedule and that was a mistake. She told CNN she’d “like to believe” she would have opposed the bill and stopped it. But the reality is that she was there — and she missed the opportunity that she seeks now. She earns Four Pinocchios.

The Associated Press: McCaskill says she didn’t object to law weakening DEA power.

Springfield News Leader / USA Today: McCaskill admits 'sloppy' mistake in asserting she was out when controversial bill passed. On Tuesday, she was backtracking big time…

St. Louis Post Dispatch: McCaskill says 'honest, sloppy' mistake led to claim she didn't oppose controversial legislation because she was getting cancer treatment. The Washington Post took McCaskill to task, and she apologized in a call with Missouri reporters on Tuesday…

The Washington Free Beacon: McCaskill Apologizes for ‘Sloppy, Embarrassing Mistake’ on Opioid Bill


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