McCaskill Apologizes for ‘Sloppy, Embarrassing Mistake’ on Opioid Bill

Sen. Claire McCaskill

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) apologized Tuesday for falsely saying she was undergoing breast cancer treatment when the Senate passed a bill that’s now facing fierce criticism. The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors in 2016, and McCaskill said Monday she would not …

Washington Post Fact-Checker Gives McCaskill Four Pinocchios for Claiming She ‘Wasn’t Here’ When DEA Bill Passed

The Washington Post fact-checker on Tuesday gave Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) four Pinocchios for claiming she was not in the Senate last year when Congress passed a bill that weakened the ability of the Drug Enforcement Administration to go after drug distributors as opioid-related deaths in the country continued to rise.