Perhaps she doesn’t know what an RV is.
Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, claimed she was “hit(ting) the road” last month, ready to embark on an RV tour across the state to meet with the common folk. (RELATED: Five Democrat Senate Seats at Risk in Midterm Elections).
“Very excited to hit the road next week in this,” she said under an image of a pretty souped up touring vehicle. “Names anyone for the RV? We are off on a ‘Veterans for Claire’ tour on Tuesday morning.”
Instead of driving around in the RV, however, McCaskill seemingly flew a private plane instead, taking the same exact route as her road tour.
In the you can’t make it up department: Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign said she was taking an RV trip. But her private plane seemed to take the same route as the bus. https://t.co/P9SSPxeTkd
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) June 12, 2018
Washington Free Beacon reporter Bret Scher used crowd-sourced air traffic data to determine her private plane took the same exact path as the unfortunate staff members who had to drive around Missouri in the RV.
“The GPS-based data transmitted by McCaskill’s plane for the days of her RV tour across Missouri indicates that it was used to travel between campaign stops,” Scher writes.
Can’t imagine her plane would travel from campaign stop to campaign stop without her in it.
I had a lot of fun piecing this one together:
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) June 12, 2018
The Free Beacon also reports that McCaskill previously tried to block radar tracking information on her plane being broadcast on the internet through the FAA.
Financial disclosure forms indicate her private plane had a price tag of over $1 million.
In 2012, McCaskill infamously told her husband to sell their “damn plane” after the former auditor herself failed to pay over $300,000 in property taxes on it.
#ThingsPoliticiansShouldntSay SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL: “Will you remind that when they come after me for my husband’s plane? That normal people can afford it.” https://t.co/csQjaeXWtl #AirClaire #FireClaire
— Steffi (@Steffi_Cole) November 20, 2017
By 2017, she had replaced it with a new one, claiming “normal people” can afford to buy a private plane.
‘Normal people’ don’t own a plane, and they certainly don’t use it when they say they’re going RVing.
McCaskill’s camp has yet to comment on the claims that she flew across Missouri rather than riding in the RV.
Is Claire McCaskill just a bit out of touch, flying a private plane on an alleged ‘RV tour?’ Share your thoughts below!