Nowadays, pretty much the worst thing a politician can do is meet with a Russian official. Senator Chuck Schumer called on Jeff Sessions to resign over the scandalous allegations that he met with the Russian ambassador not once, but twice. Of course, he met with him in his capacity as a U.S. senator, just as he met with a couple dozen other foreign ambassadors.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) denounced Jeff Sessions’s misbehavior in a statement: “I’ve been on the Senate Armed Services Committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever. That’s because ambassadors call members of Foreign Relations Committee.”
It was then shortly revealed that she had in fact met with the Russian ambassador in 2013 and 2015.
So, if the worst thing a politician can do is meet with a Russian official, and doing so can only be atoned for by resigning one’s post, then Claire McCaskill needs to resign. As of this writing, we still haven’t heard her announcement.
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