Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said Thursday that she would not support Harry Reid as minority leader of the Senate Democratic caucus.
McCaskill voiced her opposition to Reid as minority leader ahead of the Senate leadership elections.
“It’s a matter of sending a message to the American people that we need to change things,” McCaskill said according to Politico. “Change the way we’re doing things. This is about perception, it’s not about reality.It’s about the perception that we need to change things, it’s just that simple. It’s just simple common sense.”
Politico then asked McCaskill if she would vote for Reid for minority leader.
“I will not,” McCaskill said.
The announcement makes McCaskill the first Democratic senator to oppose Reid as minority leader when Republicans take control of the senate.
There have also been rumblings that McCaskill was considering running for governor.