Politicians love their high horses. They love being self-righteous. They love looking down their nose at opponents and proclaiming themselves to be above it all. They love to make themselves the center of attention by telling anybody who will listen how wonderful they are.
Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri could have taken the high road on the issue of Jeff Sessions and his meetings with the Russian ambassador. Unfortunately, McCaskill is one of those types of politicians who cannot get out of their way to opine on something and think they’re clever doing it.
She tweeted this morning:
I've been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years.No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 2, 2017
The good Senator apparently forgot that Twitter allows people to search the archives for all tweets.
So she never called the Russian Ambassador, right? Oops:
Today calls with British, Russian, and German Ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 6, 2015
Okay, okay. But surely she never MET with the Russian Ambassador, right? Oops:
Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions,even those in process.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 30, 2013
Now, it is perfectly reasonable to believe the Senator simply forgot about the call and the meeting. She’s a busy person and in the course of doing their job, they meet and call hundreds of people and it’s easy to forget. Perhaps she should afford Senator Sessions the same benefit of the doubt.