McCaskill on “Morning Joe”

Here’s part of what the Senator said on Akin’s comments Monday morning:

HALPERIN: Senator, do you think Congressman Akin is fit to be a Senator from Missouri? And would you like to see him step down and be replaced so Missouri voters have another choice besides you in a general election?

McCASKILL: Well, first of all, it’s not my place to decide. it is the people of Missouri and I think the people of Missouri have to make this decision. And, on that note, it would be radical, i think, to say to the voters in the Republican primary — you know, they had a hotly contested three-way primary and Todd Akin won by a comfortable margin and was supported by many, very strongly. I mean, he has some passionate supporters in the Republican party.

SCARBOROUGH: Well Senator, you say it’s not your say but you did get involved in the primary yourself because you wanted Todd Akin to win.

McCASKILL: Well, I certainly began to try to point out to the independent voters of Missouri that his positions were so far out of the mainstream. But there were also other candidates in the race that were working on disqualifying Todd Akin. I mean, there was a lot of ad runs by one of his primary opponents about what a big ear-marker Todd Akin was. So, I really think that for the national party to try to come in here and dictate to the Republican primary voters that they’re going to invalidate their decision, that would be pretty radical and I think there could be a backlash for the Republicans if they did that.

You can watch the video of her full appearance here.

Related Topics: Claire McCaskill, Joe Scarborough, Mark Halperin, Missouri, Morning Joe, MSNBC, Todd Akin, 2012 Elections, Congress, Democratic Party, News, Republican Party, Senate, The Page, Video

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