Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill criticized the Senate in a grim farewell speech Thursday, calling it “dysfunctional” and filled with “too many embarrassing uncles.”
The two-term senator from Missouri delivered a farewell speech after she lost her re-election bid in November to the state’s Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley. She questioned the abilities of the Senate, adding she feared for its future: “It just doesn’t work as well as it used to.”
“The United States Senate is no longer the world’s greatest deliberative body and everybody needs to quit saying it until we recover from this period of polarization and the fear of the political consequences of tough votes,” McCaskill said.
She also took aim at her colleagues.
“Peter Morgan, an author, wrote that no family is complete without an embarrassing uncle. We have too many embarrassing uncles in the United States Senate.”
Claire, now there is one less crazy aunt in the Senate. As long as the system worked to keep reelecting you, no matter how crooked, that was okay. As long as you could keep lying and fooling the people it was good. Now that it failed you, send out the torpedoes.
Nothing works like it used to, including you – fortunately.
Do we have to go get the hook now, Claire….Queen of Embarrassments?
You won’t even be an estrogen footnote in history, you know that don’t you?
Shall we make a verb out of your name, too? Your choice.