McCaskill: What Clinton Has Done for Women Outweighs Her Negative Comments About Them

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) on Sunday excused Hillary Clinton’s negative comments towards the women with whom Bill Clinton allegedly had extramarital affairs because what she has done for women and children outweighs those statements.

Fox News host Chris Wallace and McCaskill discussed Donald Trump’s latest attack against Hillary Clinton regarding her husband’s past sex scandals.

"I think his point with regard to the sex scandals isn’t what Bill Clinton did, it’s more what Hillary Clinton did and whether she really is a champion of women because, the fact is, over the course of these years, she has gone after a number of women about allegations that turned out to be true," Wallace said to McCaskill.

Wallace noted that Clinton once called Monica Lewinsky a "narcissistic loony toon." He then played a clip of the former secretary of state calling Gennifer Flowers a gold digger.

"Here’s some failed cabaret singer who doesn’t even have much of a resume to fall back on," Clinton said in an old interview about Flowers.

"Fact is, senator, Hillary Clinton does have a long record of going after her husband’s accusers, at least some of whom were later vindicated," Wallace said.

"You know, Hillary Clinton may have defended her husband in various situations," McCaskill said in defense of Clinton, "but if we want to compare what she has done for women in her life, how she has worked–I mean, when the cameras weren’t rolling, when no one was looking, after a law degree from one of the best schools in the country, she went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund."

McCaskill then touted Clinton’s credentials, saying she "has lived a life of championing women’s rights."

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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