Steelman's disgusting statement on "kill Claire"
The Kansas City Star
Republican Sarah Steelman has issued a disgusting statement after a tea party supporter wished death on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat.
Scott Boston, of St. Louis, talked about McCaskill at a tea party gathering Steelman also attended last week: “She walks around like she’s some sort of Rainbow Brite Care Bear or something but really she’s an evil monster. We have to kill the Claire Bear.”
The Huffington Post got Steelman’s response to Boston’s comment:
“I may disagree with the words Mr. Boston chose in his statement, but I understand his frustration and I emphatically support his right to express his views.”
“I MAY disagree” with Boston’s gruesome statement?
“I emphatically support his right to express his views” - even ones that threaten ending the life of her potential opponent in the November elections?
Police are taking the threat seriously, as they should.
This shameful episode involving Steelman makes it apparent she lacks the integrity and credibility to be a superior representative for the people of Missouri.
Sure, Steelman is pandering to the far right fanatics in her bid to win the GOP senate primary. But Steelman went too far in this case.