Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor
Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill took a back-handed swipe at Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a Monday interview with Fox News host Bret Baier.
“I would not call my colleagues crazy,” McCaskill said, “but Elizabeth Warren sure went after me.”
Baier, referencing a radio ad that painted McCaskill as “not one of those crazy Democrats,” asked the embattled incumbent Senator who the “crazy Democrats” were. (RELATED: Claire McCaskill And Josh Hawley Clash In Kansas City)
“The crazy Democrats are people who walk into restaurants and scream at elected officials faces,” McCaskill explained. “The crazy Democrats are … We have a state Senator here in Missouri that actually advocated for the assassination of President Trump. Thats a crazy Democrat.”
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking member Claire McCaskill (D-MO) questions Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Washington, DC, U.S., May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Erin Schaff
When Baier pressed harder, asking whether there were currently any “crazy Democrats” in the Senate, McCaskill hedged:
I would not call my colleagues crazy, but Elizabeth Warren sure went after me when I advocated tooling back some of the regulations for small banks and credit unions. I certainly disagree with Bernie Sanders on a bunch of stuff. So Im not afraid — Ive done those kinds of things which do separate me, I think, from some of the knee-jerk folks that are just against the president no matter what.
Follow Virginia on Twitter.