Claire McCaskill (Credit: MSNBC)

Democratic senator knows "perfect" VP candidate for Trump: Former Representative Todd "legitimate rape" Akin

"At least he learned how to apologize," Senator Claire McCaskill argued on Morning Joe Thursday

Scott Eric Kaufman
June 9, 2016 6:59PM (UTC)

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill appeared on Morning Joe Thursday to discuss potential vice presidential candidates for Hillary Clinton, but she couldn't help suggesting that she knew the "perfect" one for her Republican opponent as well -- former Representative Todd Akin, best remembered, when at all, for claiming that women can not be impregnated in cases of "legitimate rape."

After brushing off suggestions that she should, herself, be Clinton's running mate, McCaskill said that "I will tell I have got a great idea that I thought about last night -- I figured out who Donald Trump's vice president should be."


"Who is that?" co-host Joe Scarborough asked.

"He -- at least he learned how to apologize," she said, teasing the Morning Joe panel. "He's got political experience -- that would be Todd Akin."

"You're just very naughty!" co-host Mika Brzezinski said.

"You're just a bad person," Scarborough choked out between laughs.


"The perfect vice president," she insisted. "The perfect vice president for Donald Trump."

As for the Democrats, she said that she thinks Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren would "be great -- I think there are so many of my colleagues that would be terrific."

"I'm also a big Tim Kaine fan," she added. "He's a happy warrior, he's incredibly articulate. He has been a governor, is fluent in Spanish, has done a lot of work in social justice. I think he'd be terrific."


Watch the entire interview below via MSNBC.

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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