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Reality Check: McCaskill Is Not a Moderate

By MRA staff|July 19th, 11:04am
Reality Check: McCaskill Is Not a Moderate

Yesterday in a TV interview with KOLR, Sen. McCaskill made the claim she is a moderate who prides herself on bipartisanship.

MCCASKILL: “I think Missourians have an opportunity in this election to decide whether they want someone who is a party line voter or someone who believes very much when our founding fathers believed in as compromise. I’m really proud of my bipartisan record. I’ve had almost twenty-five bills that I’ve worked on or sponsored or written that President Trump has signed. That’s because I work the aisle with my Republican colleagues. I’m proud to say I’m a moderate.”

McCaskill’s record says otherwise. The Lugar Center, which scores legislators on their bipartisanship, doesn’t even rank McCaskill in the top 50. Even former Senator Harry Reid is higher on the list than McCaskill. She has also sided with the liberal wing of her party on critical polices:

  • She voted for ObamaCare, which raised premiums on Missouri families.
  • Admited she is open to a single-payer health care system.
  • Voted against the recent tax cuts that are helping hardworking Missourians and improving the economy.
  • Voted against banning late-term abortions twice.
  • Supported Obama’s flawed Iran nuclear deal.

McCaskill is not a moderate and Missourians recognize the difference between her election year rhetoric and her liberal voting record.