Senator Claire McCaskill (D): media conference call on plane issues (March 21, 2011)
“…Let me finally say, I have convinced my husband to sell the damn plane. He has hired a broker and I can tell you I will not be setting foot on the plane ever again….”
Senator Claire McCaskill (D) and her husband sold the plane.
A statement from Senator McCaskill’s Communications Director, Trevor Kincaid:
“Claire said she would sell the plane and did. True to her word as always.”
The republicans filed an ethics complaint and the Senate Ethics Committee dismissed the complaint, finding that no rules were violated. The plane was sold at a loss for $1.9 million. The buyer was an air ambulance cooperative.
Claire McCaskill addressed the initial problem, discovered the property tax problem, disclosed it and promptly paid the bill. She said they would sell the plane, and they did.
And the republicans are still stuck with either Sarah Steelman or Todd Akin. Or is it Peter Kinder?