Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) mocked onetime Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in an interview published Thursday for doing “anything to show his body.”
McCaskill brought up Brown’s name in a conversation with New York Magazine’s Marin Cogan over beers at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. The Missouri Democrat recently published a memoir, “Plenty Ladylike,” that recounts her political career and the sexism she faced as she rose through the ranks of elected office.
“What’s Scott Brown up to these days?” the senator asked Cogan. The reporter informed her that since losing a midterm race for Senate in New Hampshire, Brown made headlines for promoting a diet pill on Facebook and planned to headline a cruise.
McCaskill’s reaction: “No! Who goes on a celebrity cruise ship to see Scott Brown?”
“Do people even know who he is? Wow. He will do anything to show his body,” she continued, as quoted by New York Magazine. “It was so surreal, all of the women in the Senate used to talk about how he would figure out some way, every time he had a conversation, to work in something about his body. Like, ‘I was on the treadmill in the gym this morning and I saw you on MSNBC,’ or ‘You know, I was running at lunch today and’ — and he did it to all of us! We all compared notes.”
Brown, who graced the front page of a New Hampshire newspaper in a shirtless photo ahead of launching his second Senate campaign, fired back at the Missouri Democrat Thursday afternoon on Twitter:
— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) August 20, 2015
To be clear, what Brown is referring to actually is a complaint filed by a conservative ethics watchdog that asked the Federal Election Commission to look into whether the Missouri Democrat violated federal campaign finance laws.