Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., kept constituents entertained on Monday when she was called in for jury duty.
Around 9 a.m. Missouri time, she tweeted photographs of her arrival to the jury assembly room and said it is on her bucket list to serve as a juror.
Yep. Just reported for jury duty.On my bucket list to serve. Betting lawyers boot me...use peremptory challenge. pic.twitter.com/lebEiTiF9Y— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 25, 2016
The senator appeared quite bored as she tweeted about the positives of sitting near an outlet, knitters in the room and juror compensation. She kept Twitter followers updated as other names were called to go into the courtroom. Roughly an hour in, she wrote, “This is gonna get interesting. TV in the room where we're waiting. Someone for the remote. Now what channel? #pleasegodnotfoxnews.” Someone responded to this tweet that she should take the remote and McCaskill wrote, “Are you crazy? No way I want the remote. I work for these people...”
Remote person settled on Comedy Central. Not bad, kinda safe choice. But noticed one woman grimacing over off color jokes. #juryroomdrama — Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 25, 2016
About two hours in, the senator wrote that she was called and was on her way to the courtroom. She told followers she will stop tweeting once in the courtroom, then said the case appeared to be a criminal, not civil, division.
A half-hour later, she tweeted that she was fearful her law degree would hurt her chances of being chosen.
A lawyer I know just walked by me in hallway, did double take, said hello and "they don't want lawyers" — Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 25, 2016
McCaskill received her J.D. from the University of Missouri in 1978. She then worked as a Missouri auditor for eight years, Jackson County prosecutor for six years and sought the Democratic nomination for Jackson County prosecutor in 1988.