McCaskill Upholds Her Promise
After Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., served jury duty this year, she said she would try to repeal the law that lets lawmakers skip out on their civic responsibility. On Thursday, she teamed up with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., to introduce a one-sentence bill to end exemption for members of Congress summoned by the courts.
In January, McCaskill left jury duty, which she said was on her bucket list , to return to Washington for a Senate vote.
I’m going back to DC & try to repeal law that lets Congress skip jury duty.We all should serve. Our time isn’t more impt than other jurors.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 27, 2016