This evening, CNN revealed that not only did Senator McCaskill lie on Twitter about never interacting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, she was actually photographed wining and dining at a black-tie reception that he hosted.
In March of this year, McCaskill emphatically tweeted that she had never ever called or met the Russian Ambassador. Once the photos of McCaskill at the Ambassador’s residence surfaced, she was quick to blame Twitter for the not-so-little white lie, saying the 140 character limit prevented her from telling the whole truth. But McCaskill didn’t just neglect to tell the whole truth—she didn’t tell any of it.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time McCaskill has lied or omitted details to mislead voters. For instance, although McCaskill publicly decried the opioid crisis, it was recently revealed that her private family foundation invested thousands of dollars in at least one opioid manufacturer. In fact, Missouri voters also likely don’t know that that same foundation has donated thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood, or that Planned Parenthood has donated more than $25,000 to McCaskill since 2006.
“This bald-faced lie is nothing new from Claire,” said Austin Stukins, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. “McCaskill is a hypocrite who acts like she is entirely above reproach. She will stop at nothing to mislead voters.” Stukins continued.