McCaskill corrects GOP 'Yale law grad' opponent over definition of truck

Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMissouri county issues travel advisory for Lake of the Ozarks after Memorial Day parties Senate faces protracted floor fight over judges amid pandemic safety concerns Amash on eyeing presidential bid: ‘Millions of Americans’ want someone other than Trump, Biden MORE (D-Mo.) fact checked her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, jabbing him as a “Yale law grad” after he challenged her to a series of debates on the back of a trailer.

Hawley, who won the Republican nomination in the Senate race on Tuesday, wasted no time on Wednesday in challenging McCaskill to a debate.

“I set up a flatbed truck that we can take anywhere across the state. I’ll take it to any courthouse – or if necessary to any airport tarmac to meet your plane,” he said, referring to her use of a private plane for parts of an RV tour of Missouri.


McCaskill hit back at Hawley later Wednesday, writing, “Note to Yale law grad: the thing you are standing on is a trailer. The picture below it is a flatbed truck.”

Hawley responded later by repeating his challenge for a debate, and knocking McCaskill’s private plane use, which she has admitted to using during her RV campaign tour of the state over the summer.

Her plane use has already played a large role in negative ads against McCaskill this campaign cycle.


The Democratic senator had issued a statement earlier Wednesday saying the pair should hold a series of town halls ahead of the November Senate election.

McCaskill is facing a tough reelection bid in a state that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE won by double-digits in the 2016 election. Hawley has earned praise from Trump, and tied himself to the president during his campaign.

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