Sen. Claire McCaskill Threatened by Tea Party Activist Scott Boston

| by Michael Allen

Police are assigning extra security to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) after a St. Louis Tea Party activist, Scott Boston, said at a rally last week: “She walks around like she’s some sort of Rainbow Brite Care Bear or something, but really she’s an evil monster. We have to kill the Claire Bear."

The rally was hosted by the group Tea Party Express, which is endorsing McCaskill challenger Sarah Steelman (R), who was in attendance at the rally. 

Steelman said in response: “I may disagree with the words Mr. Boston chose in his statement, but I understand his frustration and I emphatically support his right to express his views.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that local police are doing more patrols around Sen. McCaskill's house at the request of the Capitol Police and she now has extra security at public events.

Boston, later, said he did not intend the comment to be a threat.