Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Sunday dismissed the idea that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) represents a new generation of candidates in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
ABC’s “This Week” host Martha Raddatz asked McCaskill to respond to Rubio’s statement that the election will be a “generational choice,” referring to Hillary Clinton as a “leader from yesterday.”
“If you look at Marco Rubio’s record, he took a principled, courageous stand on immigration reform, and we passed a comprehensive bill in the Senate. And then the minute his party’s base starting chewing on about it, the minute Rush Limbaugh criticized him, he folded like a cheap shotgun,” McCaskill responded.
“That’s old politics. That’s not what we need right now. That is the stalest trick in the book. That is shirking on your principles because of the political necessities of your party,” she continued. “So I don’t think that he necessarily represents some generational change. It sounds like, to me, old style politics.”
Watch the clip via ABC. Raddatz asks about Rubio at the 2:48 mark.