Press Release
| Bob Salera

silence from McCaskill

It’s been three days since Keith Ellison made a political visit to Missouri amidst reports that he attended a private dinner with known anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and we still haven’t heard a peep from Claire McCaskill.

Ellison, the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, met with Farrakhan and Rouhani as Iran was continuing to actively develop their nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs, and just weeks before the terrorism-supporting nation agreed to the Joint Plan of Action, the precursor agreement to the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal that McCaskill would go on to support. Farrakhan was at the time, and remains, the leader of an anti-Semitic hate group.

Will McCaskill denounce Ellison for his extremist ties? Or will she remain silent to avoid angering the high-ranking DNC official?

Background:

McCaskill Voted Three Times Against Cloture On Resolution To Disapprove Of The Iran Deal

In September 2015, McCaskill Voted Against Cloture For The Iran Deal Disapproval Resolution. “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2640, that would disapprove of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran by the United States and five other nations that was transmitted by the president to Congress on July 19, 2015, for purposes of prohibiting any waiver or suspension of statutory sanctions by the United States pursuant to the agreement.” (S. Amdt. 2640 To H.J. Res. 61, Roll Call Vote #267: Cloture Motion Rejected 56-42, 9/17/15, McCaskill Voted Nay)

In September 2015, McCaskill Voted Against Cloture For The Iran Deal Disapproval Resolution. “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2640, that would replace the measure with a joint resolution that would disapprove of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran by the United States and five other nations that was transmitted by the president to Congress on July 19, 2015, for purposes of prohibiting any waiver or suspension of statutory sanctions by the United States pursuant to the agreement.” (S. Amdt. 2640 To H.J. Res. 61, Roll Call Vote #265: Cloture Motion Rejected 56-42, 9/15/15, McCaskill Voted Nay)

In September 2015, McCaskill Voted Against Cloture For The Iran Deal Disapproval Resolution. “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2640, that would replace the measure with a joint resolution that would disapprove of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran by the United States and five other nations that was transmitted by the president to Congress on July 19, 2015, for purposes of prohibiting any waiver or suspension of statutory sanctions by the United States pursuant to the agreement.” (S.Amdt. 2640 To H.J.Res. 61, Roll Call Vote #264: Cloture Motion Rejected 58-42, 9/10/15, McCaskill Voted Nay)