Extra security for McCaskill after tea party rally comment

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 4:30 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Extra security is in place for Sen. Claire McCaskill following a comment at a tea party rally last week.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis area activist Scott Boston told a tea party gathering in Springfield on Thursday, "We have to get Claire McCaskill out. We have to kill the Claire Bear ladies and gentlemen."

The Post-Dispatch reports that the comment was enough to prompt the U.S. Capitol Police to seek extra protection for McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who is up for re-election in November. Meanwhile, police in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, where McCaskill lives, said they were asked by the Capitol security agency to step up patrols around her house.

Boston said he did not intend the comment as a threat.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.