McCaskill Likens GOP Senators to Segregationists

Posted on June 20, 2019 9:40 am

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In a defense of Joe Biden’s recent controversial comments, former senator Claire McCaskill compared current Republican senators to segregationists Thursday.

During an appearance on MSNBC, McCaskill was asked about a spat between Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.). Booker has asked Biden to apologize for comments in which the leading 2020 Democratic candidate reminisced about the “civility” of his relationships with segregationist Democratic senators.

McCaskill argued that Biden’s remarks were not being given context by his critics in the media and Democratic Party, and said that issues important to the party cannot be achieved in the Senate without collaborating