For her entire career, Claire McCaskill has put herself and her liberal agenda above serving her constituents. But when an election cycle rolls around, she does her best to distance herself from Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer to appear more moderate in the eyes of Missourians.
That’s why it wasn’t a shock to see her praise the smart decision by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to roll back the disastrous Waters Of The United States (WOTUS) rule that was crippling farmers across the country.
McCaskill knows that Missourians were opposed to this unnecessary and burdensome government regulation which is why she commended Administrator Pruitt’s decision, despite voting against his confirmation in February. However, in the past Sen. McCaskill did what she typically does; stand with her liberal allies and against the best interests of Missouri.
On THREE SEPARATE OCCASSIONS, twice in November 2015 and once in January 2016, McCaskill voted against legislation that had the potential to weaken the awful WOTUS rule:
In November 2015, McCaskill Voted Against The Motion To Proceed To A Joint Resolution That Would Provide Congressional Disapproval For The EPA’s Decision To Redefine “Waters Of The United States.” (S.J.Res.22, Roll Call Vote #296: 11/3/15)
In November 2015, McCaskill Voted Against Passing A Joint Resolution That Would Provide Congressional Disapproval For The EPA’s Decision To Redefine “Waters Of The United States.” (S.J.Res.22, Roll Call Vote #297: 11/4/15)
On January 21, 2016, McCaskill Voted Against Cloture On The Veto Message On The Joint Resolution That Would “Disapprove And Nullify” The Waters Of The United States Rule. (Veto Message To Accompany S.J. Res. 22, Roll Call Vote #5: 1/21/16)
It’s so clear that her comments yesterday are just election year posturing and if she has the chance down the road, she’ll side with the liberal environmentalists and against Missouri’s farmers.