President Donald Trump attacked Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) as a far-Left radical during a rally Thursday night in his push to unseat her with Republican challenger Josh Hawley.
“In just five days the people of Missouri are going to retire far-left Democrat Claire McCaskill, who has been saying such nice things about me,” Trump told the enthusiastic crowd.
“But you know what? She’ll never vote with me. That’s the problem.”
McCaskill (shown above left) has held the seat since assuming office in 2007. Hawley (above right) has served as the attorney general in the state since last year.
The heated election has drawn national attention; there’s the chance the seat could flip — the race is rated as a toss-up.
Missouri voters will get their chance to choose on November 6.
“She’ll never vote. She never has,” Trump said of McCaskill. “And she didn’t even vote for Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh. Think about that. And you’re going to send Missouri patriot — and that’s what he is, he loves your state, he loves you as people, he loves, he loves his country — Josh Hawley to the United States Senate. He’s a good man.”
Justice Brett Kavanaugh overcame a highly contentious confirmation process before being sworn in October 6. Senate Democrats had called for delaying or revoking his nomination for various reasons ever since his nomination was announced. The process was eventually overshadowed by sexual assault claims levied against him.
Trump also warned that McCaskill could support a radical leftist agenda that would reverse the gains his administration has made on the economy and border security. He even mocked her for saying in a recent interview with Fox News host Bret Baier that she supports border security and thinks the president is right to stop the migrant caravan.
McCaskill did earn an endorsement from the National Border Patrol Council, which also endorsed Trump for his strong stance on border security during the presidential election of 2016. Trump, however, warned that the Democrat senator would end up supporting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Chuck Schumer. Trump won the state by 20 points.
“The fact is she wants to be elected and then she’ll always vote against us, folks. A vote for Claire is a vote to make Chuck Schumer majority leader, and to enact the extreme agenda of Nancy Pelosi, and of course the legendary Maxine Waters. Claire McCaskill promised to represent the people of Missouri, but she broke that promise and she joined radical Democrats in Washington — she’s not representing Missouri.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 1, 2018
HAPPENING NOW: Pres. Trump holds rally in Missouri for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley who is is challenging Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in an extremely close race.https://t.co/IrRMMUjxbu pic.twitter.com/o6bUYD4050
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 2, 2018
Trump also highlighted the economic gains that have occurred so far during his administration. He noted that unemployment is at its lowest point in over 50 years.
He also said that black unemployment and Latino unemployment are at record lows.
And he warned Democrats would bring a radical agenda that threatens to reverse or obstruct that progress.
Check out this video about Hawley’s support of Kavanaugh: