The hits just keep coming for Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri. Not only is her Republican challenger Josh Hawley now leading her in polls, her husband has just been accused of abuse by his former wife.
FOX News reports:
McCaskill’s husband was accused of abuse by ex-wife
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife, and his company once victim-blamed a woman who sued for sexual misconduct, Fox News has learned.
A graphic protection order once filed by Joseph Shepard’s ex-wife even alleged he hit her, tripped her and “peed on” her.
Shepard, who married McCaskill in 2002, has come under increasing scrutiny amid media reports detailing his financial decisions and wealth-building while his wife was in office. He reportedly has received more than $131 million in federal subsidies since 2007, the year McCaskill became a U.S. senator, and also invested $1 million in a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven his wife wants to crack down on.
The allegations against Shepard and the sexual harassment lawsuit against his company date back years, but nevertheless are a startling backdrop to the senator’s message regarding sexual harassment.
This situation is rather awkward for Claire:
Omg. Next he will say it is the way young women dress. Please stop with the victim blaming. https://t.co/LeM9dWfUPG
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) April 16, 2016
Will Claire believe her husband’s ex-wife? If not, why?