TARGET 8 Fact Check: Ad says McCaskill works across the aisle
COLUMBIA - Senator Claire McCaskill has long claimed she is not a party line Democrat.
The senator says she can cross the aisle to compromise and does not always vote with her party.
Claim: Senator McCaskill is not a party line democrat.
Recently, in a radio ad the senator approved, two men call out Democrats, but say McCaskill works to cross party lines.
"And Claire's not afraid to stand up against her own party. Yup, and Claire's not one of those crazy Democrats. She works right in the middle and finds compromise," the ad said.
In an October debate in St. Louis, McCaskill and her Republican opponent Josh Hawley went back and forth on how often the senator votes.
"The fifth most likely senator to break with my party. That's because I look at every issue on its merits and not on a party line," said McCaskill.
Result: We find this claim needs context.
An article in a Washington, D.C. paper called Roll Call says McCaskill is the fourth most likely Democrat to side with President Trump.