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Hawley’s Groundhog Day Ad Says McCaskill Is “More Of The Same”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board slammed Hawley for linking the sexual revolution to sex trafficking.

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Nia Prater
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) released a Groundhog Day-themed ad aimed at Sen. Claire McCaskill (D). The ad paints McCaskill as being “more of the same.” (Politico)

EDITORIAL. An editorial slammed Hawley for his recent words that linked the sexual revolution of the 1960s to the current human trafficking crisis: “Human trafficking long predated the sexual revolution, and Hawley is being either excessively naive or intentionally cynical when he says it didn’t.”

The editorial board compared Hawley’s words to that of former Rep. Todd Akin (R), who claimed that a woman could not get pregnant from a “legitimate rape” because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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