GOP candidate for Missouri Senate seat makes clear McCaskill will be challenged on any vote against Trump nominee for Supreme Court
Republican Josh Hawley is looking to turn the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy into the marquee issue of his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri.McCaskill is in a difficult bind. The Democrat base is committed to killing any nomination, yet she is in a state Trump carried by a large majority. She looks like she is in a no win situation.
In the first advertisement of Hawley's Senate campaign, to begin airing Monday on broadcast and cable television in Missouri's largest media markets, the conservative state attorney general plays up his affiliation with Supreme Court as he challenges McCaskill to break with the liberals in the Democratic Party and vote to confirm President Trump's forthcoming nominee.
"The Supreme Court is a pivotal issue in this race. I know the importance of the court because I've worked there. I've litigated there,” Hawley said in a statement. “Missourians want a justice who will faithfully follow the law the people wrote. Claire McCaskill has endorsed activist liberals every time. She needs to finally make a break with [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer [D-N.Y.] and represent the people of Missouri."