Claire – on Eric Schmitt’s (r) photo with Missouri Supreme Court judges used in a campaign mail piece:
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
He has sold his soul to the political vultures. That’s @Eric_Schmitt the AG of Mo and US Senate candidate. Now some of the most respected and non partisan Mo officials are calling him out for his gutter ethics. [….]
4:01 PM · Jun 17, 2022
Sixteen minutes later Eric Schmitt (r) provided a prickly response:
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
Your lies are thick, but that’s nothing new for you. You were the most two faced politician in modern Missouri political history. Your phony folksy routine caught up to you. Enjoy your baking.
4:17 PM · Jun 17, 2022
“Big mistake. Big. Huge…”
Some of the responses:
Finally, @Eric_Schmitt speaks directly to Missouri’s women voters.
His message, packaged as an insult:
“Enjoy your baking.”
Awww, did someone with some clout and an actual former Senator call you on your #Bullschmitt ?
Poor little thing, you can ignore us all day long, but she says something and you’ve got to reply. And at 4:17pm, on a workday/weekday that’s still our time and our dime Eric!
Except Claire for better or worse actually got stuff done and didn’t support a political movement that tried to overthrow the government to install authoritarianism, Eric. You cannot say the same.
Mr. Schmitt, in order to insult Claire, she must first value your opinion. Nice try, though.
Are you EVER going to do some of the work we pay the MO Attorney General to do? I mean, when you’re not busy suing China, micro-managing public schools, bullying beloved Missourians?
Most people running for office would be smart enough not to tell a woman to get in the kitchen.
She did win election to the Senate, which is more than you’ll do.
She was a US Senator, and you are going to come in third in a primary so I dunno man sounds like you’re punching up pretty far here.
Bullschmitt is triggered. LOL.
Ooh, Claire triggered Eric!!
You actually have to attack someone who’s not even in the race in order to make yourself look good (not working btw) Are you so afraid if you say something bad about your other GOP Primary competition everyone will mean tweet you in their defense? This is a new level of desperate
That’s rich, Eric. Every move you make is for political theater, for power, and to raise fear. You are despicable and deserve every call out you are getting.
Wow, Eric. Things must be worse with your “also ran” campaign than we suspected. But no worries. I bet if you look really hard, you can find some school kids to sue.
And on and on…
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
I’m confused, you lost soul. Is the Missouri Supreme Court lying? I’m just quoting their public statement. I never sold my soul to get re-elected. Someone has convinced you to abandon what you believe it. It’s just sad.
9:33 PM · Jun 17, 2022
“You come at the Queen, you best not misss.”
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