McCaskill: Founding Fathers Were ‘Maniacal’ for Wanting Separation of Powers
From the Free Beacon:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) called the Founding Fathers of the United States “a little maniacal” in their focus on a separation of powers during an appearance on Morning Joe Thursday.
While criticizing Donald Trump, McCaskill, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said the country should not be divided and pointed to the rancor in Congress as proof of the problem. “We have trouble on Capitol Hill unifying,” she said.
“I think the Republican Party is in charge on Capitol Hill, and they’re really split in their ranks. I mean, I think Paul Ryan is having a very difficult time with his caucus. I just see in the Republican Senate that Mitch McConnell can’t—”
Host Joe Scarborough cut in to note her criticism was focusing solely on the GOP and ignoring the Democrats.
“You’re just talking about the Republicans and the Republican candidate for president. Is this just a problem of one party?” Scarborough asked. “Or is this a problem of a system that just has been divisive long before Donald Trump even became a Republican?”
McCaskill then engaged in a bit of baffling historical talk.
“Well, part of the problem is that our framers were a little maniacal in that if you look at other democracies around the world, when one party wins the congressional branch, they take the Executive branch,” McCaskill said. “Not in our country.”