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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kim Kardashian West Tweets Praise of Claire McCaskill for Hatch Takedown

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:35 PM

A clip of Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) went viral on June 8 when she put Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, in the hot seat during a hearing about the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' budget. Little did anyone know that her comments would catch the eye of none other than Kim Kardashian West.

At 12:45 a.m. this morning, the reality star tweeted her praise of McCaskill — adding a "fire" emoji to convey just how scorching our senator's remarks were.

The exchange took place after McCaskill asked Hatch if the committee would hold hearings on the GOP's healthcare proposal. When he responded that he didn't know if there would be hearings about the still-secret legislation, but that Democrats were welcome to "give their ideas," McCaskill made the spontaneous remarks that are now famous — and some of which have now become a GIF on Kardashian West's firehose of a Twitter account.

Naturally, Kardashian's tweet was followed by hundreds of retweets, thousands of likes and numerous comments — some praising her stance, some telling her to stay out of politics, and some just plain strange.

Yeah, healthcare is being reformed, and somebody's big concern is about butt implants.

But we digress. Now that we've so adroitly used Kardashian West to get your attention (don't pretend you didn't click!), how about those McCaskill remarks? You can watch the whole thing below. As a certain reality TV star has suggested, our senator is on fire.

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