Claire McCaskill Says She’s Apologized To Bill And Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill she’s apologized to Bill and Hillary Clinton for comments she made in 2006 that she said were “not necessary.”

In a BuzzFeed Brews interview with bureau chief John Stanton, McCaskill — an early supporter of a potential Hillary run in 2016 — said she had spoken with the Clintons about her Meet the Press comments where she said Bill Clinton had been a “great leader” but “I don’t want my daughter near him.”

“Here’s the deal. I said a lot of things in the last 30 years that I’m not particularly proud of. I mean there have been things that I’ve said that I wish I could take back and I said that….but it was not necessary. It was gratuitous and hurtful and I have apologized to both President Clinton and Hillary Clinton for saying it,” McCaskill said.

The once-rocky relationship between McCaskill and the Clintons hit more difficulties when McCaskill become one of the earliest supporters of then-candidate Barack Obama.