Police Asked to Up Security For McCaskill After Tea Party Comment

The move follows a conservative activist saying, “We have to kill the Claire Bear," at a Tea Party Express event.

Comments made during a Tea Party Express Event last Thursday against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) triggered U.S. Capitol Police to contact the to help increase security for the senator, Politico reports.

According to POLITICO, local police have been asked to step up patrols near McCaskill's home in Kirkwood after Scott Boston, a conservative activist, made a statement during the event in which he said, "We have to kill the Claire Bear..."

Read more at POLITICO.com, including responses from Todd Akin, John Brunner and Sarah Steelman, who are vying for the GOP senatorial nomination. The Tea Party Express has endorsed Steelman.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau Chief Bill Bill Lambrecht tweeted Wednesday that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is going forward with an anti-McCaskill ad buy, "calling her most vulnerable Dem incumbent."

Sue J July 07, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Claire McCaskill in 08, was at a gathering at Jefferson County Junior College. At that meeting, she touted and glorified Obamacare...even stating that she didn't care if we disagreed and she was not re-elected for her position to support this forced healthcare mandate. Claire's words may be coming to fruition. She has supported this president with his radical agenda...only now...since she has an election nightmare facing her...she is trying to soften her position. If she is re-elected, it will be "Business as usual" for her and the Obama administration. Don't forget electorate...she owed the gov't nearly $300,000. for back taxes for a personal airplane that she billed the taxpayers under her expense account, and she is married to a wealthy business man. She has a lousy track record for following the rules and a totally liberal agenda. Claire needs to be retired.


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