Senators are starting to take notice of what happens to lawmakers when they go up against President Trump, like Sen. Jeff Flake who recently announced he wouldn’t be running for reelection in 2018. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has long since been anti-Trump, but in an interview on NBC, she says it’s not her job to fight President Trump.
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“We may not agree always on style, and sometimes we don’t agree on substance, but my job’s not to fight him, my job is to fight for Missourians,” McCaskill remarked when speaking to Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”
Even though she is a Democrat, McCaskill mentioned the various different bills that she had pushed through the Senate that Trump has already signed, like make prescription drugs more affordable and issues on the infrastructure.
She specifically mentioned the cause of getting high-speed rural broadband in Missouri is one that she could see Trump and herself joining on.
McCaskill points out what should be obvious for all Senators in D.C., that their main job shouldn’t be picking fights constantly with the President but about making legislation and actually fighting for the constituents that elected them.
“So I get up every day, my feet hit the ground trying to figure out how I can get stuff done for them, not how I can criticize the president,” McCaskill said.
Last week we say two Republican senators retire, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker (R-TN) after it was unlikely that they would be reelected into office. Both had spoken out about the President saying he has reckless behavior and is debasing the nation.
But at least some senators in D.C. are still trying to do their jobs, even if they are a Democrat.