McCaskill: State Fair Stunt shameful, unacceptable'
August 11, 2013
LAKE OZARK - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement in response to reports of a stunt at last night's Missouri State Fair, in which a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama entered during the bull riding event, with the crowd repeatedly being asked if it wanted to see Obama "run down" by a bull:
"If what's being reported is true, then it's shameful and it's unacceptable. The State Fair is funded by taxpayer dollars, and is supposed to be a place where we can all bring our families and celebrate the state that we love. But the young Missourians who witnessed this stunt learned exactly the wrong lesson about political discourse-that somehow it's ever acceptable to, in a public event, disrespect, taunt, and joke about harming the President of our great nation. Missouri is better than this, and I expect someone to be held accountable."
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