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Sen. Claire McCaskill Reacts To New York Times' Anonymous Editorial

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s uncomfortable with the anonymous editorial that ran in the New York Times this week.

The opinion piece was critical of President Trump’s actions in the White House and raised questions about his mental stability.

McCaskill said today that though she often disagrees with Trump, she hasn’t seen anything worthy of starting impeachment proceedings.

“If, in fact, there is someone high up in the president’s administration that has serious concerns about his competence, then I think to be taken as seriously as the subject matter, it would be important for that person to come forward.”

McCaskill also has secured the backing of the National Border Patrol Council. Its president, Brandon Judd, says McCaskill has been a "steadfast ally."

Erica Hunzinger brings several years of editing experience to the politics and education team. Before landing in St. Louis, Erica spent five years on The Associated Press' Central Region desk, handling a wide variety of topics with special emphasis on state government and agriculture and food supply. She also has been a sports copy editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and an assistant news editor at The News Journal in Delaware. Erica holds a master's degree in humanities from the University of Chicago (poetry) and bachelor's in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. If you can't find her, try looking at Busch Stadium — or any other ball diamond in the region.