Dem Sen. McCaskill Chides Hillary: 'Show Respect' to Trump Voters
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Sunday criticized Hillary Clinton for comments she made about Trump voters earlier this month.
During a conference in India, Clinton took aim at voters in America's Heartland, alleging they voted for President Trump because they wanted to move the country "backwards."
She also claimed she lost in part because white women didn’t stand up to the men in their lives who may have pressured them to vote for Trump.
McCaskill -- an outspoken Clinton supporter during the 2016 election -- told MSNBC that she understands the point Clinton was trying to make, but her comments appeared to be “criticizing Missouri voters," which she said “wasn’t helpful.”
"For those of us that are in states that Trump won we would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her" - Claire McCaskill on Hillary Clinton pic.twitter.com/J1rBBar8gR
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) March 25, 2018
"For those of us that are in states that Trump won, we would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her," McCaskill said.
The senator is one of several red state Democrats who will be seeking re-election in November. Trump defeated Clinton in Missouri by nearly 20 points.
Watch Marc Lotter and Mary Anne Marsh discuss on "America's Newsroom" above, and check out the seemingly ever-growing list of Clinton's election excuses, here.