Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) “said Wednesday that she’ll vote against her party’s deficit reduction plan when it comes up for a vote today,” The Hill reports.
McCaskill, the centrist Missouri Democrat who faces a tough 2012 reelection battle, said she’ll vote for neither the Republican nor the Democratic plans today.
The Republican plan, which passed the House and would cut $57 billion the rest of this fiscal year, "represents the wrong priorities," McCaskill said in a conference call with Missouri reporters.
"On the other hand, I believe the Democratic proposal also falls short, because the cuts are not substantial enough," McCaskill added. "They represent another $6.5 on top of the $4 billion we’ve already cut, and I think we need to do more than [what the Democratic proposal has done]."