Associated Press Published 3:45 PM EST Dec 13, 2018 In an emotional farewell speech to the Senate on Thursday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, who lost her re-election bid to Republican Josh Hawley in November, offered thanks to her family, the citizens of Missouri and her colleagues. She reserved for the Senate some stern tough love, however. First, she thanked her family, the state of Missouri and its people, and her staff for the support she’s gotten throughout her career. Her biggest thanks went out to her husband, businessman Joseph Shepard, whom she said had been treated unfairly by Republicans for his success and who deserved a thank-you entered into the Senate record. Leading up to her remarks about the Senate, McCaskill commented on her office’s motto: “If you work hard you can do well, but if you’re having fun, you’ll do great.” Of late, though, the fun has become dysfunctional, she said. This place doesn’t work as well as it used to, she said, referring to a quote, “No family is complete without an embarrassing uncle.” “We have too many embarrassing uncles in the U.S. Senate — lots of embarrassing stuff.” The Senate needs to get back to the business of governing in the open,… Read full this story
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